Warnockia scutellarioides [Lamiaceae]

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Scientific Name Warnockia scutellarioides (Brazoria scutellarioides) USDA PLANTS Symbol WASC
Common Name Prairie Brazosmint, Prairie Brazoria ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 565600
Family Lamiaceae (Mint) Wildflower Center Ref. Click Here
Description Habitat: Calcareous soils along roadsides, trail edges.
Plant: Erect annual, with mutiple stems from base, 6 to 18 inches tall, branched above.
Leaves: Opposite, 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches long with toothed edges above the middle of the blade; lower stem leaves spatulate and clasping, becoming oblong to oblong-lanceolate and sessile above.
Inflorescence: Several to many small pink flowers on spikes up to 6-inches long; each 3/8 to 5/8-inch long with upper and lower lips; lower lip divided into three lobes, center lobe white with pink streaks; purplish anthers.
Bloom Period: April to June.
Reference: Excerpts from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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