Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3834

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: South America
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon in GA, rare in SC

Look for it in moist disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012

 

...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White?
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed corolla
4 exserted stamens (2 long, 2 short)
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cantinoa mutabilis   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hyptis mutabilis   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hyptis mutabilis

 

COMMON NAME:
Tropical Bushmint