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Plant Details

Trichostema dichotomum

Forked Bluecurls, Common Blue Curls, Blue-curls

Scientific Name:

Trichostema dichotomum

Common Name:

Forked Bluecurls, Common Blue Curls, Blue-curls

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

blue

Size in Feet:

6 in to 2 ft

Light:

full-sun, part-sun

Soil Moisture:

xeric to sub-xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

August-November

Bloom Area:

State-wide

Habitat Description:

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

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 (*)

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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