Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3336

Forb
Annual

Non-native: India
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in moist disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Jil M. Swearingen, NPS, 2000-2007
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/ Lavender
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped 5-toothed calyx
5-lobed corolla
4 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Fall
Brownish/ Reddish
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Perilla frutescens   FAMILY Lamiaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Perilla frutescens var. frutescens   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-34-001:
Perilla frutescens   FAMILY Lamiaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Perilla frutescens var. crispa

 

COMMON NAME:
Beefsteak Plant, Perilla