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Trichostema lanceolatum Benth.
Vinegar Weed, Vinegarweed
USDA Symbol: TRLA4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Fruit:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, WA Native Distribution:
Northwestern Oregon south to Baja California. Native Habitat:
Dry slopes and fields.
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FACU || FACU |
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:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff