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Scrophularia lanceolata (Lanceleaf figwort)
Hixson, John

Scrophularia lanceolata

Scrophularia lanceolata Pursh

Lanceleaf Figwort, Hare Figwort

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Scrophularia leporella, Scrophularia occidentalis, Scrophularia pectinata


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

Scrophularia lanceolata has shiny flowers and a greenish-yellow fifth stamen. It is found from Alberta east to Nova Scotia, south to North Carolina, northwest to Ohio and Illinois, southwest to Oklahoma, and north to North Dakota.


From the Image Gallery

3 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: CA , CO , CT , DE , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SD , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , NB , NS , ON , QC , SK

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

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.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (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 Scrophularia lanceolata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Scrophularia lanceolata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Scrophularia lanceolata


Record Modified: 2023-05-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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