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Blephilia ciliata (Downy pagoda plant)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Blephilia ciliata

Blephilia ciliata (L.) Benth.

Downy pagoda plant, Sunny woodmint, Ohio horsemint

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: BLCI

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: 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

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Well-drained soils.

Benefit

Fragrant Flowers: yes

Propagation

Description: Propagate by division.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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:

Natural Biodiversity - Johnstown, PA
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store

Bibliography

Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
Bibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Blephilia ciliata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Blephilia ciliata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Blephilia ciliata

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2013-09-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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