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Phryma leptostachya

Americam Lopseed

Scientific Name:

Phryma leptostachya

Genus:

Phryma

Species Epithet:

leptostachya

Common Name:

Americam Lopseed

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Phrymaceae (Lopseed Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Bottomland forests, nutrient-rich slopes, mesic hammocks, in the Coastal Plain primarily in places underlain by coquina limestone (“marl”) and essentially absent from the more acidic portions of the Coastal Plain (Weakley 2015). Common in the NC Mountains and Piedmont, uncommon in the Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Plant with bloom stems

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Tom Harville

Blooms

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Bloom Stem

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Plant with Seeds

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How lopseeds travel

As with many seeds the velcro-like seed cover grabs on for a ride.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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