CPC Plant Profile: Guyandotte Beauty
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Guyandotte Beauty (Synandra hispidula)

This biennial produces large, white flowers during the months of June and July. Photo Credit: Brian Parsons
  • Global Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • State: VA, WV, AL, GSM, IL, IN, KY, NC, NJ, OH, TN
  • Nature Serve ID: 146333
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 01/01/1985

This perennial's leaves are arranged opposite each other, and are simple and serrate. The flowers are large, showy, and yellow and white, and make their appearance during the months of April to June. (Massey 1983) Very little is known about this plant.

Participating Institutions
Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Lindsey Parsons
  • 01/01/2010

Opening of canopy by logging

Lindsey Parsons
  • 01/01/2010

Three populations are known from Illinois, all of them in the Shawnee National Forest. (Herkert and Ebinger 2002)

Lindsey Parsons
  • 01/01/2010

None known.

Lindsey Parsons
  • 01/01/2010

None known.


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Taxon Synandra hispidula
Authority (Michx.) Baill.
Family Lamiaceae
CPC Number 4174
ITIS 833088
Common Names Guyandotte beauty | Gyandotte beauty | hairy synandra | Wyandotte beauty
Associated Scientific Names Synandra hispidula | Lamium hispidulum | Synandra grandiflora | Torreya grandiflora
Distribution Historically in Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, and Illinois.
State Rank
State State Rank
Alabama S1
Great Smokies P1
Illinois S1
Indiana S3
Kentucky S4
North Carolina S1
New Jersey SNR
Ohio SNR
Tennessee S2S3
Virginia S2
West Virginia S2

Likes rich, mesic, shaded to semi-shaded forested slopes. Found in floodplains, stream terraces, roadsides, forests, and in upland forest. Prefers moist soil, and is found in stream banks. (Massey 1983)

Ecological Relationships


Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Bumble bees Bombus Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Self Pollinated Confirmed Pollinator Link

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