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


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image of Meehania cordata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_meco_001_lvd

        

image of Meehania cordata

JK Marlow    jkm160516_075

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Meehania cordata

JK Marlow    jkm160516_750

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Meehania cordata

JK Marlow    jkm160516_753

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaves heart-shaped and petioled, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Meehania cordata

JK Marlow    jkm160516_754

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Flowers 1" or more long, crowded into one-sided terminal spikes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Meehania cordata

JK Marlow    jkm160516_758

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Thyrse or raceme 4-10cm long, each cymule 1-3 flowered, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.