Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


880

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in swamps, bottomlands, tidal marshes, other wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical, or nearly so
4-lobed corolla
2 exserted fertile stamens & sometimes 2 sterile stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lycopus virginicus   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lycopus virginicus   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-31-001:
Lycopus virginicus   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Lycopus virginicus

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Bugleweed


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image of Lycopus virginicus

JK Marlow    jkm130430_819

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Lycopus virginicus

JK Marlow    jkm140711_714

July    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Lycopus virginicus

JK Marlow    jkm140711_726

July    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Lycopus virginicus

JK Marlow    jkm060813_042

August    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Lycopus virginicus

JK Marlow    jkm150808_641

August    Watauga County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway, Moses Cone Park

image of Lycopus virginicus

JK Marlow    jkm150808_641b

August    Watauga County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway, Moses Cone Park

image of Lycopus virginicus

JK Marlow    jkm150808_642

August    Watauga County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway, Moses Cone Park

image of Lycopus virginicus

JK Marlow    jkm180821_4075

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Lycopus virginicus

Gill Newberry    gn09_lycopus_v_branch

September        

Stems quadrangular, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Lycopus virginicus

JK Marlow    jkm0509a_28

September    Greenville County    

Roadside

image of Lycopus virginicus

JK Marlow    jkm0509k_27b

September    Transylvania County    NC

Silver Run Preserve

Leaf base tapered to a long, winged petiole, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lycopus virginicus

Gill Newberry    gn10_lycopus_virginicus

October        

Flowers packed into small clusters in axils of widely-spaced pairs of leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Lycopus virginicus

JK Marlow    jkm0310b_02

October    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve