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Collinsonia verticillata

Whorled Horsebalm, Early Stoneroot, Deepwoods Horsebalm

Scientific Name:

Collinsonia verticillata

Genus:

Collinsonia

Species Epithet:

verticillata

Common Name:

Whorled Horsebalm, Early Stoneroot, Deepwoods Horsebalm

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Purple

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Rich forests, ranging from moist (cove) forests to rather dry oak forests over mafic or calcareous rocks. Very rare in NC mountains and piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G3 - Vulnerable, G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

State Status:

SC-V: Special Concern: Vulnerable (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

https://nc.audubon.org/700

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/collinsonia-verticillata/

https://www.wildflower.org/gallery/species.php?id_plant=COVE3



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