Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4112

Shrub
Short-lived perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in sandhills, xeric oak scrub, with Quercus myrtifolia, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Lavender to white with purple dots
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
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):
Piloblephis rigida   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Piloblephis rigida   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Pycnothymus rigidus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Satureja rigida

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Pennyroyal, Wild Pennyroyal


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image of Piloblephis rigida

Keith Bradley    kab_p_rigida_09016

April    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

Small flowers are in compact, conelike spikes at branch tips, per Everglades Wildflowers.