Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Your search found 25 taxa.

Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Brazilian Vervain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Verbena brasiliensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Verbena brasiliensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Verbena brasiliensis 162-01-001

 

Look for it on roadsides, in disturbed areas, old fields

Common

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Purpletop Vervain, Tall Vervain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Verbena bonariensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Verbena bonariensis var. conglomerata
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Verbena bonariensis 162-01-002

 

Look for it on roadsides, in disturbed areas, old fields

Uncommon in SC Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA-NC

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Purpletop Vervain, Tall Vervain
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Verbena incompta
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Verbena bonariensis
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Verbena bonariensis 162-01-002?

 

Look for it on roadsides, in disturbed areas, old fields

Common (rare in Mountains)

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Vervain, Nettleleaf Verbena, Velvetleaf Vervain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Verbena urticifolia
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Verbena urticifolia var. urticifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Verbena urticifolia 162-01-007

 

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Blue Vervain, Common Vervain, Simpler's-joy
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Verbena hastata
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Verbena hastata var. hastata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Verbena hastata 162-01-008

 

Look for it in marshes, bogs, low fields

Rare south of VA

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Hoary Vervain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Verbena stricta
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Verbena stricta
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Verbena stricta 162-01-009

 

Look for it in pastures and roadsides

Rare

Native: central US

 


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camera icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Vervain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Verbena simplex
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Verbena simplex
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Verbena simplex 162-01-010

 

Look for it in glades, woodlands, forests, and roadsides, over mafic or igneous rocks

Rare or uncommon in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Vervain, Carolina False Vervain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Verbena carnea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stylodon carneus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Verbena carnea 162-01-011

 

Look for it in sandy woodlands, sandhills

Common (rare in Piedmont, uncommon in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Stiff Verbena, Tuberous Vervain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Verbena rigida
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Verbena rigida
(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Verbena rigida 162-01-013

 

Look for it on roadsides, in disturbed areas

Common (rare in NC Piedmont)

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rose Vervain, Rose Verbena, Creeping Vervain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Glandularia canadensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Glandularia canadensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Verbena canadensis 162-01-014

 

Look for it on roadsides, sandhills, other dry (esp sandy) soils

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Moss Vervain, South American Vervain, Moss Verbena
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Glandularia aristigera
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS National Database: Glandularia pulchella
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Verbena tenuisecta 162-01-016

 

Look for it in pastures, roadsides, other disturbed areas

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains

Non-native: South America

 


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Common Name: Dakota Vervain, Dakota Mock Vervain
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Glandularia bipinnatifida
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Glandularia bipinnatifida var. bipinnatifida

 

Look for it in dry prairies on clay soils

Rare in Coastal Plain, waif in Mountains

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Marsh Frogfruit, Northern Frogfruit, Lanceleaf Frogfruit
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phyla lanceolata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phyla lanceolata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lippia lanceolata 162-02-001

 

Look for it in brackish marshes, other marshes, ditches

Common in NC-SC (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Creeping Frogfruit, Capeweed, Turkey-tangle, Sawtooth Frogfruit
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Phyla nodiflora var. nodiflora
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Phyla nodiflora
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lippia nodiflora 162-02-002

 

Look for it in interdune swales, shell middens, sandy soils of roadsides, lawns, ditches, impoundments, disturbed areas

Common in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Chaste-tree
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Vitex agnus-castus
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Vitex agnus-castus +
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vitex agnus-castus 162-03-001

 

Look for it in pastures, woodland edges, suburban woodlands

Rare

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Beach Vitex, Roundleaf Chaste-tree
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Vitex rotundifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vitex rotundifolia

 

Look for it on coastal dunes, planted for ornament & stabilization, and now spreading aggressively as an invasive species

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Non-native: east & southeast Asia & nearby islands

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Beautyberry, French Mulberry, Beautybush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Callicarpa americana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Callicarpa americana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Callicarpa americana 162-04-001

 

Look for it in hammocks, other forests (esp with sandy or rocky soils), maritime forests (the main habitat northward), disturbed areas

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Chinese Beautyberry, Purple Beautyberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Callicarpa dichotoma
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Callicarpa dichotoma
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Callicarpa dichotoma 162-04-002

 

Look for it on roadsides, powerline rights-of-way, woodland edges, suburban woodlands, bogs, bottomlands

Uncommon

Non-native: Asia

 


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Common Name: Japanese Beautyberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Callicarpa japonica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Callicarpa japonica

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands

Waif(s)

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Florida Lantana, East Florida Lantana
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lantana depressa var. floridana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lantana depressa var. floridana
INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lantana ovatifolia 162-05-001

 

Look for it in coastal strands, xeric hammocks, scrubby pine flatwoods, on the edges of brackish marshes, dunes

Rare (an endemic)

Native to Florida & extreme se GA; introduced in AL & SC

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Lantana, Hedgeflower
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Lantana strigocamara
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS National Database: Lantana camara
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lantana camara 162-05-002

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, esp near the coast

Common in GA Coastal Plain, uncommon in SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Non-native: of garden hybrid origin

 


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Common Name: Texas Lantana, Hierba De Cristo, West Indies Shrub-verbena
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Lantana urticoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lantana urticoides
INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lantana horrida 162-05-003

 

Look for it in disturbed and brackish areas

Waif(s)

Native: Texas & the West Indies

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Trailing Shrub-verbena, Polecat-geranium
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lantana montevidensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lantana montevidensis

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: South America

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Clerodendrum, Rose Glorybower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clerodendrum bungei
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clerodendrum bungei

 

Look for it on roadsides & in suburban woodlands

Rare

Non-native: east Asia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Harlequin Glorybower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clerodendrum trichotomum var. ferrugineum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clerodendrum trichotomum var. ferrugineum

 

Look for it on roadsides, streambanks

Rare, cultivated & strongly naturalized

Non-native: east Asia

 


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