Hedeoma species

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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.
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Description Habitat: Dry 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.
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.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
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 Reference
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Description Habitat: Grassy areas, dry rocky soils.
Plant: Erect to sprawling annual or perennial with a few to several stems, branched, usually about 1 foot tall or less; stems covered with small stiff hairs.
Leaves: Small stem leaves, linear-elliptic to obovate, 1/4 to 1/2-inch long.
Inflorescence: Small pink to lavender tubular flowers along stem, each about 1/2-inch long or less; two-lipped corollas 1/4-inch across, upper lip two-lobed; lower lip with 3 lobes.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and SEINet.
Texas Status
Native

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