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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Agastache scrophulariifolia   FAMILY Lamiaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Agastache scrophulariifolia   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-07-001:
Agastache scrophulariaefolia   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Giant-hyssop


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_agsc_001_lvd

        

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Jeff Ausmus    jma_agascr

July    Monroe County    MI

In cultivation

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Jeff Ausmus    jma_agascr2

July    Washtenaw County    MI

In cultivation

Leaves lance-shaped or oval, base flattish to heart-shaped, coarsely toothed, per Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast.

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Jeff Ausmus    jma_agascr3

July    Washtenaw County    MI

In cultivation

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Jeff Ausmus    jma_agascr5

July    Washtenaw County    MI

In cultivation

Flowers and small pinkish-white bracts densely packed in 6" terminal spikes, per Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast.

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Jeff Ausmus    jma_agascr5b

July    Washtenaw County    MI

In cultivation

The purplish flowers are 1/2" long with 4 protruding stamens, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Agastache scrophulariifolia, Purple Giant-hyssop

Jeff Ausmus    jma_agascr6

July    Monroe County    MI

In cultivation

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Jeff Ausmus    jma_agascr4b

August    Monroe County    MI

In cultivation

The leaves are anise-scented when bruised, per Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast.

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JK Marlow    jkm111008_778

October    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

The erect, purple-tinged 4-sided stems have hairs only on the angles, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Agastache scrophulariifolia   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Agastache scrophulariifolia   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-07-001:
Agastache scrophulariaefolia   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

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1924

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Look for it in rich woodlands and forests, bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

map
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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous, clump-forming

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/Lavender/Pinkish
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped corolla
4 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

Inflorescence a terminal spike

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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