|Scientific Name||Teucrium laciniatum||USDA Plants Symbol||TELA|
|Cut-leaf Germander||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||32359|
|<Description||Habitat: Limestone or gypsum soils in pastures, plains, open areas.|
Plant: Low-growing perennial with several to many erect stems branching from base in tufts, 3 to 6 inches tall, rarely taller.
Leaves: Opposite leaves 0.4 to 2 inches long, deeply pinnately-lobed 2 to 8 times and lobes may be cut again with tips rolled inward (revolute).
Inflorescence: Flowers crowded at stem tips, 1/2 to 1 inch long with 5 white petals with purple streaks united at base and forming lobes; lower lip with 3 lobes, center lobe very long and broad with hairs on upper surface; upper two lobes much smaller; long, protruding stamens and stigma.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, and SEINet.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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