Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Creeping Mazus + - Mazus miquelii   Makino
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AuthorMakino
DistributionTwo counties in the Piedmont and one disjunct in the Mountains. First collected in 1951 from the lawn at Duke Gardens, Durham County.

Native of eastern Asia; in N.A. ME to SC; also MI.
AbundanceVery rare, as far as is known. Likely to occur in many other counties.
HabitatLawn weed, near pond on golf course.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting April-July.
IdentificationCreeping Mazus is a small, creeping plant that sends out stolons that take root. The leaves are opposite and obovate, quite small. The flowers are strongly 2-lipped (the upper quite short), lavender-blue with an orange-spotted, white palate. The flowers are 15 mm or more long (vs. less than 10 mm long in the much more common M. pumilus).
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