Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3356

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in GA)

Look for it in bogs, marshes, beaver ponds, wet areas, ditches, margins of Coastal Plain ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White or pale lavender
5 sepals
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla (apparently 4-lobed, but the upper two lobes are fused)
2 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Gratiola viscidula   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gratiola viscidula   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-07-004:
Gratiola viscidula   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Gratiola viscidula

 

COMMON NAME:
Viscid Hedge-hyssop, Sticky Hedge-hyssop, Short's Hedge-hyssop


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image of Gratiola viscidula, Viscid Hedge-hyssop, Sticky Hedge-hyssop, Short's Hedge-hyssop

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_grvi4_001_lvd