Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare, endemic to the Cumberland Plateau area of ne. TN & se. KY

Look for it in flood-scoured cobble bars of large rivers, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple - needle-like
Opposite & fascicled, appearing whorled

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pinkish-lavender (with darker purple spots lining the throat)
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
4 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Dark brown
Nutlet

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Conradina verticillata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cumberland Rosemary