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Macbridea caroliniana

Carolina Birds-in-a-nest, Carolina Bogmint, Carolina Macbridea, Macbridea

Scientific Name:

Macbridea caroliniana

Genus:

Macbridea

Species Epithet:

caroliniana

Common Name:

Carolina Birds-in-a-nest, Carolina Bogmint, Carolina Macbridea, Macbridea

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

July, August, September, October, November

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Swamp forests, especially in sphagnous seepage areas away from direct flooding, savanna edges, ditches (Weakley 2015). Rare in the NC Coastal Plain.

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:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G2 - Imperiled, G3 - Vulnerable (*Key)

State Status:

E: Endangered (*Key)

Federal Status:

FSC - Federal Special Concern (*Key)

Notes:

Rare throughout its range (Weakley 2015). NC Natural Heritage Program Global Rank: G2G3

Blooms

image

© Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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