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Trichostema dichotomum

Forked Bluecurls, Common Blue Curls, Blue-curls

Scientific Name:

Trichostema dichotomum

Genus:

Trichostema

Species Epithet:

dichotomum

Common Name:

Forked Bluecurls, Common Blue Curls, Blue-curls

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only), Perennial

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue, Purple

Light:

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

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

August, September, October, November

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Dry woodlands, disturbed areas, thin soils around rock outcrops. Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only), Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Flower close-up

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Paynter, Wilmington, late September, 2012

In bloom, showing structure and habitat

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Leaves and stem

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
NC State Extension


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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