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 verticillata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Collinsonia verticillata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-33-003:
Collinsonia verticillata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Whorled Horsebalm


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Look for it in rich forests, ranging from moist (cove) forests to rather dry oak forests over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

 

...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite appearing whorled

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Lavender/Purplish
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
4 long-exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Collinsonia verticillata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

Whorled Horsebalm