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


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Buchnera americana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-21-001:
Buchnera americana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Bluehearts, Prairie Bluehearts, Plains Bluehearts


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image of Buchnera americana, American Bluehearts, Prairie Bluehearts, Plains Bluehearts

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_buchnera_americana

July        

Flower tubes longer than 3/8" (whereas those of B. floridana usually less), per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Buchnera americana, American Bluehearts, Prairie Bluehearts, Plains Bluehearts

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_buchnera_americana_1

August        

Corolla lobes longer 5-8mm long (vs. those of B. floridana less than 5mm), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Buchnera americana, American Bluehearts, Prairie Bluehearts, Plains Bluehearts

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_buchnera_americana_2

September        

 

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

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Buchnera americana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-21-001:
Buchnera americana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

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3130

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in dry (seasonally moist) rocky, gravelly, or clayey soil of limestone glades, galdes over mafic rock (such as diabase, gabbro, etc.), wet meadows, sandy roadsides, 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.

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue-violet
Bisexual
Weakly bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx with cylindrical tube
5-lobed subsalverform corolla
4 fertile included stamens
Superior ovary

Inflorescence an open spike

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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