Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


485

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare as a native, more common as an escape from cultivation

Look for it on streambanks, seepages, marshes, grassy balds (native occurrences usually over mafic or calcareous rocks), other open or semi-open moist to wet habitats, disturbed areas, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink/Lavender
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
2-lipped tubular corolla, upper lip hood-like
4 stamens, arched under the corolla's upper lip
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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):
Physostegia virginiana ssp. virginiana   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Physostegia virginiana ssp. virginiana   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-13-001:
Dracocephalum virginianum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Obedient-plant, False Dragonhead, Obedient-plant