Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


923

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC

Look for it in moist, rocky, forested slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue-violet
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
2-lipped corolla, upper lip hood-like
4 barely exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Meehania cordata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Meehania cordata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-08-001:
Meehania cordata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Meehania