Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in rich forests, ranging from moist (cove) forests to rather dry oak forests over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite appearing whorled

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Lavender/Purplish
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
4 long-exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Collinsonia verticillata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Collinsonia verticillata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-33-003:
Collinsonia verticillata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Whorled Horsebalm