Gratiola neglecta Torr. - Clammy Hedge-hyssop


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Gratiola neglecta - (image 1 of 6)



Family: Plantaginaceae


Wet, disturbed soil.




Quebec to British Columbia, south to GA and AZ.


Annual, glandular pubescent herb to 30 cm; leaves lanceolate to oblanceolate, 2-5(-6) cm, narroweed from near or above the middle to the base; pedicels very slender, widely divergent, 1-2+ cm; bractlets equaling or surpassing the calyx; sepals lanceolate, 4-6 mm; corolla 8-10 mm, the lobes white, the tube yellowish; fruit 3-5 mm.


Flowers May to July, often again in the fall

Wetland indicator: OBL

The most common Gratiola sp. in the northeast. Often produces cleistogamous flowers late in the season.


Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.

The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY


USDA, NRCS. 2002.
The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.



 Michael Hough 2018