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Dracocephalum parviflorum (American dragonhead)
Smith, R.W.

Dracocephalum parviflorum

Dracocephalum parviflorum Nutt.

American Dragonhead

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s): Moldavica parviflora

USDA Symbol: DRPA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: From 6 to 32 inches in height.
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Violet
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Flower are very pale violet, appearing light pink.


USA: AK , AZ , CO , CT , DE , IA , ID , IL , IN , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SD , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , NT , ON , PE , QC , SK , YT

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-03-17
Research By: JAM

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