Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in oak forests & woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite or subopposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Weakly bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted calyx
5-lobed campanulate corolla
4 included stamens (2 long, 2 short)
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in upper and middle leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aureolaria virginica   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aureolaria virginica   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-24-003:
Aureolaria virginica   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Gerardia virginica

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy False-foxglove, Downy Oak-leach, Virginia Oak-leach


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gevi10_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm160531_030

May    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

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JK Marlow    jkm160531_034

May    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

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JK Marlow    jkm0507m_25

July    Oconee County    SC

Roadside

Flowering May-July (vs. Aug-Sept for A. patula, laevigata, flava), per Weakley's Flora.


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JK Marlow    jkm120727_927

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Finely downy throughout, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm120727_931

July    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120727_933

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Lower leaves lance-ovate, sometimes with lobes or teeth, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm120727_935

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Inflorescence, pedicels, and/or calyx pubescent with nonglandular hairs, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm120728_038

July    Abbeville County    SC

Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

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JK Marlow    jkm120728_042

July    Abbeville County    SC

Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

Pedicels usually less than 3mm long at anthesis, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120728_042b

July    Abbeville County    SC

Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

Calyx lobes lanceolate, 3-10mm long, equaling or much longer than tube, entire, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120728_044

July    Abbeville County    SC

Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

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JK Marlow    jkm120728_045

July    Abbeville County    SC

Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

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JK Marlow    jkm150822_861

August    Oconee County    SC

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

Flowers have a tubular corolla with flaring lobes, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

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JK Marlow    jkm151108_660

November    Oconee County    SC

Plants turn blackish-brown in autumn, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

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JK Marlow    jkm181104_5585b

November    Oconee County    SC

Capsule broadly ovoid, pubescent; pedicels often to 6mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.