Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1531

Forb
Annual/Weak perennial

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

Common

Look for it in dry woodlands, disturbed areas, thin soils around rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue/Violet
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
5-lobed corolla
4 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):
Trichostema dichotomum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trichostema dichotomum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-01-002:
Trichostema dichotomum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Blue Curls


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trdi2_001_lvd

        

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Gill Newberry    gn09_t_dichotomum

September        

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Gill Newberry    gn09_t_dichotomum_flower

September        

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JK Marlow    jkm0509d_20

September    Greenville County    SC

Field

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JK Marlow    jkm080906_001

September    Greenville County    SC

Leaves are entire, oblong to lanceolate, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Blue Curls species

image of Trichostema dichotomum

JK Marlow    jkm080906_001b

September    Greenville County    SC

2-lipped corolla with 5 lobes, upper 4 ascending, lower curved downward, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm080906_005

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140909_563

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm180913_4697

September    Greenville County    SC

Stems, at least the principal ones, spreading pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm180913_4699

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm180929_5124

September    Greenville County    SC

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Keith Bradley    kab_t_dichotoma_75086

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

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Roxanna Martin    rlm91111_47

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm91910_135

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Stamens curved between lateral corolla lobes & curled downward, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_dichotomum_2

September        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_dichotomum_3

September        

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JK Marlow    s050910_a

September    Greenville County    SC

Field

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JK Marlow    jkm0410d_05

October    Greenville County    SC

Field

Mericarps brownish to olive or blackish, dull, obovoid, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm151107_073

November    Greenville County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm111409_061

November    Spartanburg County    SC