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Lepechinia calycina

Lepechinia calycina (Benth.) Epling ex Munz

Woodbalm, California Pitcher Plant, Pitcher Sage

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)


USDA Symbol: LECA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Crenate , Entire
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Cyme
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Violet
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: White to pale lavender or pink.




Bibref 7 - Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California (1993) Hickman, J.C. (ed.)

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-08-18
Research By: DEW

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