Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
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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, 1938)
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Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Roadsides, pastures, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: central Asia
Uncommon in NC Mountains & NC Piedmont (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)
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Leaves palmately 3-5 lobed
Petioles 1-5cm long
Margins coarsely serrate
5-lobed calyx, the lobes spine-tipped
2-lipped corolla, upper hood-like, lower three-lobed
4 exserted stamens
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p346
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p144
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