Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Read more about Lamium at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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Corolla 2-lipped: upper hoodlike, lower spotted and with 2 lateral lobes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
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Whorls of flowers subtended by sessile, horizontal leaves, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
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March Greenville County SC
Leaves nearly round, upper ones sessile & almost clasping, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
Non-native: Eurasia & northern Africa
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Look for it in lawns, fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, gardens, pastures, per Weakley's Flora
This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
2-lipped corolla, upper hood-like, lower two-lobed
4 stamens, arched under the corolla's upper lip
Schizocarp of mericarps
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers p088
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC p365
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p086
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p323
- Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry p192
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p081
- Wild Flowers of NC, 1st edition p162
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition p217
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p220
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p261
- Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont p394
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p145
- Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses p131