Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


841

Forb
Winter annual/Biennial

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

Common (rare in NC Mountains)

Look for it in a wide variety of natural & disturbed habitats, esp common & weedy in disturbed sites such as roadsides & fields, also common & apparently native in thin soil of rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Lvs of erect stems alternate, lvs of prostrate stems opposite (rarely whorled)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue/Purple
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted calyx
2-lipped corolla
4 included stamens (2 long, 2 short)
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a raceme

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Nuttallanthus canadensis   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nuttallanthus canadensis   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-16-001:
Linaria canadensis   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Linaria canadensis var. canadensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Oldfield Toadflax, Common Toadflax