Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
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Read more about Phyla at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 162-02-002:
Lippia nodiflora FAMILY Verbenaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Creeping Frogfruit, Capeweed, Turkey-tangle, Sawtooth Frogfruit
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Keith Bradley kab_phyla_nodiflora_77943
June Miami-Dade County FL
Flowers in dense heads on elevated stalks, per Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry (Porcher, 1995).
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_phyla_nodiflora_4
A circle of 1/16" wide flowers around a purple floral head, per Florida Keys Wildflowers (Hammer, 2004).
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_phyla_nodiflora_8
Peduncles elongate, usually at alternate nodes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_phyla_nodiflora_8b
Leaves 1-4cm long, obovate, widest above middle, tip obtuse to rounded, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in Coastal Plain
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5-lobed salverform corolla
4 included stamens, attached to corolla tube
Schizocarp of two mericarps
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 2nd ed. (McMillan, Porcher, Rayner, & White; 2022) p493
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p081
- Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry (Porcher, 1995) p082
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p078
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p343
- Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses (Murphy et al., 1992) p194
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