Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3649

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare in GA & NC

Look for it in moist forests, especially alluvial bottomlands or over calcareous rocks (primarily montane but extending eatward), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
White/ Pink/ Lavender
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
2-lipped corolla, upper hood-like, lower three-lobed
4 stamens, arched under the corolla's upper lip
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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):
Stachys nuttallii   FAMILY Lamiaceae

(?) LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stachys cordata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-20-004?:
Stachys clingmanii   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Stachys nuttallii

 

COMMON NAME:
Nuttall’s Hedgenettle