Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


847

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in sandy soils of roadsides, lawns, ditches, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Pinkish/Lavender
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed salverform corolla
4 included stamens, attached to corolla tube

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Phyla nodiflora   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phyla nodiflora   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 162-02-002:
Lippia nodiflora   FAMILY Verbenaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Creeping Frogfruit, Capeweed, Turkey-tangle


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lino2_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_phyla_nodiflora_4

July        

A circle of 1/16" wide flowers around a purple floral head, per Florida Keys Wildflowers (Hammer, 2004).

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_phyla_nodiflora_8

July        

Peduncles elongate, usually at alternate nodes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_phyla_nodiflora_8b

July        

Leaves 1-4cm long, obovate, widest above middle, tip obtuse to rounded, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm0309q_12

September    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

Flowers in dense heads on elevated stalks, per Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry.