|Scientific Name||Hedeoma costata var. pulchella||USDA PLANTS Symbol||HECOP|
|Common Name||Ribbed False Pennyroyal||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||528331|
|Description||Habitat: Rocky limestone soils of outcrops, along roadsides and drywashes.
Plant: Dense perennial growing in tufts; purple herbage; hairy stems and foliage; ascending and decumbent stems branching in lower half; overall up to 6 inches tall.
Leaves: Opposite, ovate to elliptic, sharply pointed blades, coarsely dentate; up to 3/8-inch long.
Inflorescence: Cymes arising from axils, congested in the upper portion of the stems with 3 to 5 blossoms; tubular lavender flowers with corolla tube up to about 2 inches long protruding from very hairy calyx; slightly hairy two-lipped corolla tube; calyx with 5 sharp-pointed lobes.
Bloom period: April to June.
Reference: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Northern Chihuahuan Desert Wildflowers" by Steve West and SEINet.
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