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Physostegia purpurea [=Dracocephalum denticulatum, Physostegia obovata]

Eastern False-Dragonhead, Savanna Obedient-plant

Scientific Name:

Physostegia purpurea [=Dracocephalum denticulatum, Physostegia obovata]

Genus:

Physostegia

Species Epithet:

purpurea

Common Name:

Eastern False-Dragonhead, Savanna Obedient-plant

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Violet

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Wet savannas, savanna-swamp ecotones, ditches adjacent to former pinelands. Uncommon to infrequent in the NC Coastal Plain; most numerous in well-managed conservation areas. Rare in the northeastern edge of the Piedmont

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable, S4: Apparently secure, S?: Uncertain (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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