Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Physostegia virginiana (Linnaeus) Bentham ssp. virginiana . Northern Obedient-plant. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Streambanks, seepages, marshes, grassy balds (native occurrences usually over mafic or calcareous rocks), other open or semi-open moist to wet habitats, disturbed areas, ditches. Dist: Native from QC west to MB, south to e. VA, nc. TN, nw. GA, s. MO, and ne. KS; escaped elsewhere (as in most of our area).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = GrPl, K1, K3, Mi, Mo3, NE, Tn, Cantino (1982); = Physostegia virginiana var. virginiana – C; > Dracocepalum virginianum var. virginianum – WV; < Dracocephalum virginianum – G, RAB, S; > Dracocephalum virginianum var. granulosum – WV; >< Physostegia speciosa – Il; < Physostegia virginiana – GW2, NY, Pa; >< Physostegia virginiana – Il; > Physostegia virginiana var. granulosa – F; >< Physostegia virginiana var. speciosa – F; >< Physostegia virginiana var. virginiana – F

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image of plant© Alan Weakley source
image of plant© Alan Weakley source
image of plant© Alan Weakley source