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