Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3719

Forb
Annual

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

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Look for it in shale barrens, outcrops of calcareous or mafic rock, diabase barrens, calcareous dry prairies, disturbed rocky areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have short petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Light blue
Bisexual
Almost radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
4 stamens, straight, only slightly exserted
Superior ovary
Flowers in clusters of 1-3, in axils of upper leaves and bracts

FRUIT:

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Trichostema brachiatum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trichostema brachiatum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Isanthus brachiatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Glade Blue Curls, False Pennyroyal, Fluxweed


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image of Trichostema brachiatum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_isbr3_001_lvd

        

image of Trichostema brachiatum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_i_brachiatus_ccc

October    Catoosa County    GA

Chickamauga Cedar Glades

Leaves lanceolate to elliptic, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Trichostema brachiatum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_isanthus_brachiatus

October    Catoosa County    GA

Chickamauga Cedar Glades

Calyx and corolla almost radially symmetrical. Stamens straight, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.