Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Macbridea caroliniana


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Macbridea caroliniana (Lamiaceae)
(mac-BRID-ee-ah care-row-lin-ee-A-na)
Carolina Birds-In-A-Nest

An inhabitant of bogs and marshes in NC and SC, this 1-2' erect, stoloniferous plant slowly spreads to create a colony of curious purplish-pink blooms. The 1" flowers are quite distinctive; lower petals have 3 spoon-like lips, and the top lip completes the effect of hungry baby birds gaping to be fed in their nest! For the sunny bog, this rare plant adds color in the heat of August.

Bloom color: pink
Bloom period: late-summer
Height: 1-2'
Spread: 3-4'
Zones: 7-8

Container size: Qt.
Price: $10
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