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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Piloblephis rigida   FAMILY Lamiaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Piloblephis rigida   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Pycnothymus rigidus

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Satureja rigida

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Pennyroyal, Wild Pennyroyal


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image of Piloblephis rigida, Florida Pennyroyal, Wild Pennyroyal

Keith Bradley    kab_p_rigida_09016

April    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

Small flowers are in compact, conelike spikes at branch tips, per Everglades Wildflowers.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Piloblephis rigida   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Piloblephis rigida   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Pycnothymus rigidus

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Satureja rigida

 

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4112

Shrub
Short-lived perennial

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in sandhills, xeric oak scrub, with Quercus myrtifolia, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Lavender to white with purple dots
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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



 


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