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Physostegia pulchella (Beautiful false dragon-head)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Physostegia pulchella

Physostegia pulchella Lundell

Beautiful false dragon-head, Showy false dragonhead

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: phpu9

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Habitat: Open woodlands, Stream banks

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Showy, Blooms ornamental
Use Wildlife: Nectar-Bees, Nectar-insects
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Physostegia pulchella in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Physostegia pulchella in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Physostegia pulchella

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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