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Lepechinia fragrans

Lepechinia fragrans (Greene) Epling

Island Pitchersage, El Tigre Pitcher Sage, Fragrant Pitcher Sage

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)


USDA Symbol: lefr

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Deltoid , Lanceolate , Oblanceolate
Leaf Pubescence: Tomentose
Leaf Margin: Entire , Serrate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Axillary , Raceme , Terminal
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: White to pale lavender.




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

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Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 37 - Calscape (2019) California Native Plant Society
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-15
Research By: DEW

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