Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3330

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: central Asia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC Mountains & Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles 1-5cm long
Margins coarsely serrate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Purplish-red
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx, the lobes spine-tipped
2-lipped corolla, upper hood-like, lower three-lobed
4 exserted stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Leonurus cardiaca   FAMILY Lamiaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-16-001:
Leonurus cardiaca   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Leonurus cardiaca

 

COMMON NAME:
Motherwort, Lion's-tail


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