Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3750

Forb
Perennial

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

Very scattered and rare in every state in which it occurs, except MO

Look for it to be aquatic or semi-aquatic in streambeds with outcrops of slate, aquatic in tidal estuaries, per Weakley's Flora

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Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4-lobed corolla
4 well exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Plantago cordata   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Plantago cordata   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 172-01-001:
Plantago cordata   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Heartleaf Plantain, King-root