Carolinas and Georgia

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Collinsonia tuberosa   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Collinsonia tuberosa   FAMILY Lamiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN A taxonomic revision of Collinsonia (Peirson, Cantino, & Ballard, 2006)
Collinsonia canadensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-33-002:
Collinsonia tuberosa   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tuberous Horsebalm, Stoneroot, Deepwoods Horsebalm


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Look for it in rich forests, over calcareous or mafic substrates, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/Cream with purplish streaks
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
2 long-exserted stamens (usually)
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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Collinsonia tuberosa   FAMILY Lamiaceae

Tuberous Horsebalm, Stoneroot, Deepwoods Horsebalm