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 in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont

Look for it in forests and woodland borders, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
White to lavender spotted with purple
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-toothed calyx
2-lipped 4-lobed corolla
4 stamens, usually exserted
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 (10/20/20):
Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides var. pycnanthemoides   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides var. pycnanthemoides   FAMILY Lamiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-28-008?:
Pycnanthemum incanum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides var. pycnanthemoides

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides var. pycnanthemoides

INCLUDING A study of Pycnanthemum (Labiatae) (Grant & Epling, 1943)
Pycnanthemum tullia

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Koellia pycnanthemoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Woodland Mountain-mint, Southern Mountain-mint


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image of Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides var. pycnanthemoides, Woodland Mountain-mint, Southern Mountain-mint

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_kopy2_001_lvd

        

image of Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides var. pycnanthemoides, Woodland Mountain-mint, Southern Mountain-mint

Gill Newberry    gn07_p_pycnanthemoides_pl

July        

Longest calyx lobes more than half as long as the calyx tube, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides var. pycnanthemoides, Woodland Mountain-mint, Southern Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm190704_9801

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides var. pycnanthemoides, Woodland Mountain-mint, Southern Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm190704_9803

July    Greenville County    SC

Leaves ovate, 13-50mm wide, < 3× as long as wide, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides var. pycnanthemoides, Woodland Mountain-mint, Southern Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm190704_9804

July    Greenville County    SC