Phryma leptostachya L. - Lopseed


 

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Phryma leptostachya - (image 1 of 7)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Phrymaceae

Habitat

Common in moist woodlands.

Associates

 

Distribution

Quebec to Manitoba, south to FL and TX. Also occurs in eastern Asia.

Morphology

Herbaceous perennial to 1 m. Leaves opposite, coarsely toothed, to 6" long, petiolate. Flowers small, in terminal and axillary racemes; corolla 2-lipped, the lower lip white and exceeding the upper lip; upper lip purplish; stamens 4. Fruit an achene that hangs down against the stem.

Notes

Flowers late June to early September

Wetland indicator: Upland

Easiest to identify in the fall when the seeds are mature.

References

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

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 


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