Teucrium candense

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Scientific Name Teucrium canadense USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name American Germander, Canada Germander, Wood Sage ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Lamiaceae (Mint) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Wet soils in disturbed areas, meadows, marshes, edges of streams, etc. Photos below taken along the Pedernales River.
Plant: Upright hairy perennial with single stem, 40 inches or less tall, branched in upper portion.
Leaves: Narrowly elliptic, opposite, stalked with evenly-toothed edges, 2 to 4 inches long.
Inflorescence: Long spikes of small flowers, each 3/4 inch long with 5 pale pink to lavender petals united at base and forming lobes; upper lip with two segment, lower lip with 3 lobes; 4 protruding stamens.
Reference: Excerpts from "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
Texas Status

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