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Flaigg, Norman G.
Physostegia digitalis Small
False dragonhead, Finger false dragonhead
USDA Symbol: PHDI7
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
AR , LA , TX Native Distribution:
E. TX to LA & s.w. AR Native Habitat:
Sandy, open pinelands; swampy areas; grasslands; forest edges USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Sandy, moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
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
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff