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Hedeoma species [Lamiaceae]

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Scientific Name Hedeoma acinoides USDA PLANTS Symbol HEAC
Common Name Slender False Pennyroyal, Slender Hedeoma ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 32510
Family Lamiaceae (Mint) Wildflower Center Ref. Click Here
Description Habitat: Dry, rocky limestone soils.
Plant: Short erect or sprawling annual, 3 to 8 inches tall, one to several branches; upper stem with fine hairs.
Leaves: Small stem leaves, opposite, ovate to elliptic, 1/4 to 1-inch long with short petiole; smooth leaf surfaces; edges somewhat serrate.
Inflorescence: Small pink tubular flowers in crowded spikes along stem, each about 1/2-across or less; two-lipped corollas, upper lip two-lobed; lower lip with 3 lobes.
Bloom Period: April and May.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Manual of Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native
Scientific Name Hedeoma drummondii USDA PLANTS Symbol HEDR
Common Name Mock Pennyroyal, Drummond's False Pennyroyal ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 32512
Family Lamiaceae (Mint) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Grassy areas, dry rocky (especially limestone) soils.
Plant: Erect to sprawling annual or perennial with a few to several stems, branched, 5 to 24 inches tall; stems covered with small turned-back (retrorse) hairs.
Leaves: Small stem leaves, linear-elliptic to obovate, 1/4 to 1/2-inch long, densely hairy on edges surfaces; leaves in whorls spaced out along stem.
Inflorescence: From 1 to 6 small pink to lavender tubular flowers arising from leaf axils, each about 1/2-inch long or less; two-lipped corollas 1/4-inch across, upper lip two-lobed; lower lip with 3 lobes.
Bloom Period: April and May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

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