Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3345

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

Look for it in moist-to-dry nutrient-rich woodlands and forests, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Maroon
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
4 slightly exserted stamens, 1 staminode
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Scrophularia marilandica   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scrophularia marilandica   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-15-001:
Scrophularia marilandica   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Scrophularia marilandica

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Figwort, Carpenter's Square