Seymeria pectinata Pursh - Piedmont Blacksenna

Seymeria pectinata plant

Family - Scrophulariaceae

Stems:

Seymeria pectinata stem

Leaves:

Seymeria pectinata leaves

Inflorescence:

N/A

Flowers:

Seymeria pectinata calyx

Seymeria pectinata flower

Flowering - July - October.

Habitat - Dry pinelands, sandhills, scrub.

Origin - Native to North America.

Other information - This attractive species can be found in scattered counties of southern Alabama. The plant can be identified by its pubescent stems, deeply divided leaves, and zygomorphic yellow flowers.
The species epithet pectinata derives from the Latin "pect(in" meaning "a comb" referring to the deeply divided leaves.
The genus Seymeria is named for English naturalist Henry Seymer (1745-1800).

Alabama Distribution:

Seymeria pectinata map

Photographs taken in the Tuskeegee National Forest, Macon County, AL., 8-24-04.


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