Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3758

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in springheads and swampy areas, over calcareous, mafic, or ultramafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite & basal rosette

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
4-lobed calyx, each side completely fused
2-lipped corolla
4 included stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in terminal spikes from leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pedicularis lanceolata   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pedicularis lanceolata   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-29-002:
Pedicularis lanceolata   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Lousewort


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image of Pedicularis lanceolata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_lanceolata_1

July        

Flowers creamy yellow, ~ 1" long, 2-lipped corolla, upper lip helmetlike, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.