Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Biennial/Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist deciduous forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue (sometimes white)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed, deeply cleft, calyx
5-lobed funnelform or salverform corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Schizocarp of specialized mericarps (nutlets)

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales? order assignment uncertain

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cynoglossum virginianum var. virginianum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cynoglossum virginianum var. virginianum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 161-02-002:
Cynoglossum virginianum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC ERROR) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cynoglossum virginicum

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Comfrey