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Physostegia angustifolia [Lamiacea]

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Scientific Name Physostegia angustifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol PHAN6
Common Name Narrow-leaf False Dragonhead ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 32392
Family Lamiaceae (Mint) Wildflower Center Ref. Click Here
Description Habitat: Moist, sandy or clayey soils in marshy areas, streamsides, roadsides and fields.
Plant: Upright, rigid, leafy, smooth perennial up to 4 feet tall.
Leaves: Stiff, narrowly-lanceolate to oblanceoleate, opposite leaves; lower leaves may have short petioles, upper leaves sessile; 3 to 5 inches long.
Inflorescence: Numerous opposite blossoms in long (3 to 9 inches) terminal racemes; lavender-to-pink, 1 to 1-1/4 inches long with 5 united petals; 2 lips at rim, upper lip wavy, lower lip has 3 lobes.
Bloom Period: April to July.
Reference: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "Wildflowers of Central Texas" by Marshall Enquist.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

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