Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


944

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in maritime forests, dunes, roadsides, rocky or sandy woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pale yellowish petals nearly overshadowed by large pinkish subtending bracts
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 punctata var. punctata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Monarda punctata ssp. punctata var. punctata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-23-004:
Monarda punctata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Horse-mint, Spotted Bee-balm