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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Sophronanthe pilosa   FAMILY Plantaginaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gratiola pilosa   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-07-001:
Gratiola pilosa   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tragiola pilosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Shaggy Hedge-hyssop, Pilose Hedge-hyssop


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image of Sophronanthe pilosa, Shaggy Hedge-hyssop, Pilose Hedge-hyssop

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sopi4_001_lvd

        

image of Sophronanthe pilosa, Shaggy Hedge-hyssop, Pilose Hedge-hyssop

JK Marlow    jkm210706_1892

July    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Sophronanthe pilosa, Shaggy Hedge-hyssop, Pilose Hedge-hyssop

JK Marlow    jkm210706_1894

July    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Plant usually unbranched, pilose (hairs stick straight out), per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Sophronanthe pilosa, Shaggy Hedge-hyssop, Pilose Hedge-hyssop

JK Marlow    jkm210706_1899

July    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Sepals linear or linear-lanceolate, exceeded by the linear bractlets, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Sophronanthe pilosa, Shaggy Hedge-hyssop, Pilose Hedge-hyssop

JK Marlow    jkm210706_1901

July    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Sophronanthe pilosa, Shaggy Hedge-hyssop, Pilose Hedge-hyssop

JK Marlow    jkm210706_1901b

July    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Leaves are sessile, ovate, with smooth or irregularly toothed margins, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Sophronanthe pilosa, Shaggy Hedge-hyssop, Pilose Hedge-hyssop

JK Marlow    jkm210709_1971

July    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Sophronanthe pilosa, Shaggy Hedge-hyssop, Pilose Hedge-hyssop

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_pilosa_shaggyhedge2

July        

Corolla appears 4-lobed, but the upper "lobe" consists of two fused lobes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Sophronanthe pilosa, Shaggy Hedge-hyssop, Pilose Hedge-hyssop

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_pilosa_shaggyhedgeh

July        

Flowers occur singly at leaf bases, nearly sessile, with two leafy bracts, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Sophronanthe pilosa   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gratiola pilosa   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-07-001:
Gratiola pilosa   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tragiola pilosa

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3354

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains

Habitat: marshes, wet areas, wet pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White or shaded with lavender
5 sepals
2-lipped 5-lobed tubular corolla (apparently 4-lobed, but upper two lobes fused)
2 fertile stamens
Superior ovary

Flowers solitary in axils of leafy bracts

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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