Trichostema lanceolatum Benth.
Vinegar Weed, Vinegarweed
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
USDA Symbol: TRLA4
A tall, leafy, malodorous plant with pale blue to purple, bilaterally symmetrical flowers in long clusters in leaf axils.
The genus name comes from the Greek trichos (hair) and stemon (stamen), referring to the long slender stamens, which are characteristic of the genus. Among the several other species is the handsome, pleasantly aromatic shrub Woolly Blue Curls (T. lanatum), also known as Romero, which grows in southern California and has blue flowers in dense, terminal clusters covered with violet wool.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: CA , OR , WA
Native Distribution: Northwestern Oregon south to Baja California.
Native Habitat: Dry slopes and fields.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Trichostema lanceolatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Trichostema lanceolatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff