Physostegia angustifolia

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Scientific Name Physostegia angustifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Narrow-leaf False Dragonhead ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Lamiaceae (Mint) University of Texas Ref.
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Description Habitat: Moist areas, sandy or clayey soils.
Plant: Upright, leafy, smooth perennial up to 4 feet tall.
Leaves: 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 (spikes); 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.
Reference: Excerpts from "Wildflowers of Central Texas" by Marshall Enquist and University of Texas Life Science Library.
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