Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
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This species has a scattered sporadic range in southern & central Appalachians, per Weakley's Flora.
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Calyx lobes strongly deltoid, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
5-lobed campanulate calyx
2-lipped corolla, upper hood-like, lower three-lobed
4 stamens, arched under the corolla's upper lip
Schizocarp of mericarps
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