Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4053

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC, uncommon in SC Piedmont, rare elsewhere

Look for it in sandhills, hammocks, other sandy or rocky woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles obscured by decurrent blade

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped 5-lobed calyx
2-lipped corolla
2 fertile exserted stamens & possibly some sterile stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in racemes

FRUIT:
Fall
Mericarps olive-brown
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Salvia azurea var. azurea   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salvia azurea var. azurea   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-22-004:
Salvia azurea   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN Salvia azurea

 

COMMON NAME:
Azure Sage