Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3346

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it in mesic to dry upland forests, shale barrens, clearings, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Green and maroon
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
4 slightly exserted stamens, 1 staminode
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scrophularia lanceolata   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hare Figwort, American Figwort


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image of Scrophularia lanceolata, Hare Figwort, American Figwort

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_s_lanceolata1

June    Stearns County    MN

Panicle more cylindrical than that of the more pyramidal S. marilandica, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Scrophularia lanceolata, Hare Figwort, American Figwort

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_s_lanceolata3b

June    Stearns County    MN

Corolla dull reddish-brown, lacking a spur, upper lip not forming a hood, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.