Physostegia digitalis Small
False dragonhead, Finger false dragonhead
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
USDA Symbol: PHDI7
This stout, upright perennial grows from 3-6 ft. The solitary stem may be branched in the flowering portion. Numerous purple-spotted, lavender, rose, or whitish, funnel-shaped flowers are clustered in a dense, terminal spike.
This plant attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AR , LA , TX
Native Distribution: E. TX to LA & s.w. AR
Native Habitat: Sandy, open pinelands; swampy areas; grasslands; forest edges
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Sandy, moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Physostegia digitalis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Physostegia digitalis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Physostegia digitalis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff