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Salvia lyrata Linnaeus. Lyreleaf Sage, Cancer-weed. Phen: (Dec-) Apr-May; (Feb-) May-Jul. Hab: Hammocks, lawns, roadsides, dry to mesic woodlands and forests, floodplains, calcareous barrens. Dist: CT west to MO, south to FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: A common and familiar "native weed".

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl6, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily ?: 7

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