|Scientific Name||Teucrium canadense||USDA PLANTS Symbol||TECA3|
|Common Name||American Germander, Canada Germander, Wood Sage||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||32352|
|Description||Habitat: Wet soils, even mud, in disturbed areas, meadows, marshes, edges of streams, etc. Photos here taken along the Pedernales River.
Plant: Upright hairy perennial with single stem, 1 to 5 feet tall, branched in upper portion.
Leaves: Narrowly ovate to lanceolate with toothed edges, 2-3/8 to 4 inches long and 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches wide; lower surfaces with silvery pubescent hairs.
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.
Bloom Period: May to September.
Reference: "Shinners & Mahler’s Flora of North Central Texas" by Diggs, Lipscomb and O’Kennon, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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