Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in Mountains, uncommon or rare elsewhere
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Look for it in rich moist forests, under Quercus species, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Leaf scales overlapping, brown, lacking chlorophyll

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish to white
Irregularly 4-5 toothed calyx
2-lipped corolla
4 exserted stamens (usually)
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a dense terminal spike

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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



WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Conopholis americana   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Conopholis americana   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 169-02-001:
Conopholis americana   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Squawroot, Bearcorn