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Gratiola quartermaniae (Limestone hedgehyssop)
Wallace, George

Gratiola quartermaniae

Gratiola quartermaniae D. Estes

Limestone Hedgehyssop, Limestone Hedge Hyssop, Quarterman's Hedge-hyssop

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)


USDA Symbol: GRQU2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , IL , KY , TN , TX
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Seeps, pools and streams in limestone and dolomite glades, alvars, calcareous grasslands.

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.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America - beta site (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-05-24
Research By: CBR

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