Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


941

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common

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

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Pinkish or greenish-white
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-toothed calyx
2-lipped tubular corolla
2 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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):
Monarda clinopodia   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Monarda clinopodia   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-23-002:
Monarda clinopodia   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Monarda fistulosa var. clinopodia

 

COMMON NAME:
Basil Bergamot, Basil Balm