Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual

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

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist to rather dry forests under Fagus grandifolia, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purplish-brown
5-lobed cupulate calyx
2-lipped 4-lobed tubular corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in spikelike inflorescences

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Epifagus virginiana   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Epifagus virginiana   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 169-01-001:
Epifagus virginiana   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Leptamnium virginianum

 

COMMON NAME:
Beechdrops