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Flaigg, Norman G.
Physostegia digitalis Small
False dragonhead, Finger false dragonhead
USDA Symbol: PHDI7
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
, TX Native Distribution:
& 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
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC || FACW |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
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:
Texas Discovery Gardens
- Dallas, TX
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff