North Carolina Wildflowers, Shrubs, & Trees

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Lamiaceae > Trichostema (Blue Curls)

Forked Blue Curls, Common Blue Curls (Trichostema dichotomum) Forked Blue Curls, Common Blue Curls (Trichostema dichotomum)
Granville Co., NC
10 Sep 2006

Fairly common statewide in NC on dry soils near woods.

Forked Blue Curls, Common Blue Curls (Trichostema dichotomum) Forked Blue Curls, Common Blue Curls (Trichostema dichotomum)
Granville Co., NC
10 Sep 2006

Forked Blue Curls, Common Blue Curls (Trichostema dichotomum) Forked Blue Curls, Common Blue Curls (Trichostema dichotomum)
Granville Co., NC
10 Sep 2006


Dune Blue Curls, Carolina Blue Curls (Trichostema species 1) Dune Blue Curls, Carolina Blue Curls (Trichostema new species 1)
New Hanover Co., NC
23 Sep 2006

Rare in NC, this undescribed species grows in dunes and sandy openings in maritime scrub. It's endemic to the Carolinas & Georgia on barrier islands.

Blue Curls new species 1 (Trichostema species 1) Dune Blue Curls, Carolina Blue Curls (Trichostema new species 1)
New Hanover Co., NC
23 Sep 2006

Note pale yellow anthers.

Dune Blue Curls, Carolina Blue Curls (Trichostema species 1) Dune Blue Curls, Carolina Blue Curls (Trichostema new species 1)
Cape Hatteras, Dare Co., NC
8 Nov 2007
Dune Blue Curls, Carolina Blue Curls (Trichostema species 1) Dune Blue Curls, Carolina Blue Curls (Trichostema new species 1)
Cape Hatteras, Dare Co., NC
8 Nov 2007

Close-up of fruits (mericarps).

Dune Blue Curls, Carolina Blue Curls (Trichostema species 1) Dune Blue Curls, Carolina Blue Curls (Trichostema new species 1)
New Hanover Co., NC
23 Sep 2006

Dune Blue Curls, Carolina Blue Curls (Trichostema species 1) Dune Blue Curls, Carolina Blue Curls (Trichostema new species 1)
New Hanover Co., NC
23 Sep 2006


Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; Alan Weakley's Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Supplemental resources include USDA plants website, and NatureServe.


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