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Physostegia correllii (Correll's false dragonhead)
Holmes, James Garland

Physostegia correllii

Physostegia correllii (Lundell) Shinners

Correll's False Dragonhead

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s): Dracocephalum correllii

USDA Symbol: PHCO17

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Correll's false dragonhead is an endangered, water-loving perennial that once occurred in several areas in Texas, Louisiana, and the states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Sonora in Mexico but is now restricted to two or three sites in Louisiana and two possible sites in Travis County, Texas, while still occurring in Coahuila and Nuevo Leon in northern Mexico.


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


Native Distribution: Historically, in parts of southern Louisiana, southeastern and central Texas, and Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Sonora in Mexico. Today, still occurs in Coahuila and Nuevo Leon in Mexico and limited in the US to 3 sites in Louisiana and one or two in central Texas (Travis County), including in very urbanized creeks in Austin.
Native Habitat: Streamside

Mr. Smarty Plants says

Corrells false dragonhead
September 02, 2007
I live in South Louisiana. I saw in a recent local paper a picture of Correll's false dragonhead and the small caption under the picture states that this flower is rare and hard to find. I took some...
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National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL OBL
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 on display at the following locations:

Nueces River Authority - Uvalde, TX

Web Reference

Webref 22 - Biotas: Explorador de especies de Mexico (0)

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-11-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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