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Physostegia virginiana ssp. virginiana (Obedient plant)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Physostegia virginiana ssp. virginiana

Physostegia virginiana (L.) Benth. ssp. virginiana

Obedient Plant

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s): Dracocephalum denticulatum, Dracocephalum formosius, Dracocephalum virginianum, Physostegia denticulata, Physostegia formosior, Physostegia speciosa, Physostegia virginiana var. elongata, Physostegia virginiana var. formosior, Physostegia virginiana var. granulosa, Physostegia virginiana var. speciosa

USDA Symbol: phviv

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Nut
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep


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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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