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Plant Details

Phryma leptostachya

Americam Lopseed

Scientific Name:

Phryma leptostachya

Common Name:

Americam Lopseed

Plant Family

Phrymaceae (Lopseed Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

Shade - part sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

June - July - August

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, infreq Coast

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.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Plant with bloom stems

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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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