Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3619

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in bottomland forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Tan, purplish, pink, lavender
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
Slightly 2-lipped, 5-lobed funnelform corolla
2 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary clusters

FRUIT:
Brown
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Dicliptera brachiata   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dicliptera brachiata   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 171-04-001:
Dicliptera brachiata   FAMILY Acanthaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Branched Foldwing, Dicliptera


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image of Dicliptera brachiata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_dibr2_002_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_dibr6_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_d_brachiata

September        

0.6" long, tubular, deeply 2-lipped corolla with leaf-like bracts, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Dicliptera brachiata

JK Marlow    jkm161028_036

October    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Dicliptera brachiata

JK Marlow    jkm161028_037

October    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Flowers borne in axillary clusters, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Dicliptera brachiata

JK Marlow    jkm161028_039

October    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Leaves ovate, ovate or lanceolate-ovate, acuminate tips, slender petioles, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.