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Carolina Birds-in-a-nest Macbridea caroliniana

Phonetic Spelling
mak-BRIDE-ee-a kair-oh-lin-ee-AN-uh
Description

Carolina is a pernnial native to the southeastern U.S.A.

Habitat: Swamp forests, especially in sphagnous seepage areas away from direct flooding, savanna edges, ditches

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native perennial#boggy#wet sites#NC native#food source summer#food source fall#Coastal OBL#food source nectar#food source pollen#Piedmont Mountains OBL#wet soils tolerant#food source hard mast fruit
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native perennial#boggy#wet sites#NC native#food source summer#food source fall#Coastal OBL#food source nectar#food source pollen#Piedmont Mountains OBL#wet soils tolerant#food source hard mast fruit
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Macbridea
    Species:
    caroliniana
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeastern U.S.A.
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant attracts bumblebees and skipper butterflies.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit displays from August to December.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Lavender-pink flowers bloom from July to November.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil