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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Blephilia ciliata (L.) Benth.
Downy pagoda plant, Sunny woodmint, Ohio horsemint
USDA Symbol: BLCI
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A woodland species forming a clump about 1-2 ft. tall. The lance-shaped leaves are whitish beneath. Numerous lavender, two-lipped flowers are crowded into whorled clusters in the axils of the upper leaves.
B. hirsuta is similar but taller; its landscape value reduced due to insect damage on leaves.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
AL , AR , CT , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: ON Native Distribution:
VT to WI & IA, s. to GA & e. TX Native Habitat:
Thin woods and meadows; granitic or limestone sites USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Well-drained soils.
BenefitFragrant Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Propagate by division.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
American Native Nursery
- Quakertown, PA
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Johnstown, PA
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Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff