Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales
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Read more about Lanceleaf Wild Licorice at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Lanceleaf Wild Licorice
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Native to the Carolinas
Habitat: Mesic to dry hardwood forests, per Weakley's Flora
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Whorls of 4
Yellowish, becoming maroon
Sepals usually obsolete
4-5 lobed rotate corolla
Black, dry & bristly
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p154
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p355
- Wildflowers in the Field and Forest p126
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p164