Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4441

Forb
Annual? Biennial? Perennial?

Native: western North America

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Waif(s)

Look for it in cultivated ground, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Bracts subtending flowers spinulose-dentate

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue to whitish
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
4 fertile stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Mericarp

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Dracocephalum parviflorum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dracocephalum parviflorum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-11-001:
Moldavica parviflora   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Dragonhead


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image of Dracocephalum parviflorum, American Dragonhead

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mopa4_001_lvd