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2011
Physostegia virginiana
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Physostegia virginiana

Synonyms -

Popular names - Snapdragon false, Virginia lionsheart, obedient plant.

Distribution and Habitat - North American native, grows in wet meadows.

Description - Perennial species, rhizomatic, or subglabra glabra. Leaves opposite, short petiolate, lanceolate or oblong-ovate, tip acute, margin entire or toothed. Inflorescence raceme, flowers subsesile; actinomorfic calyx, 5 equal lobes; bilabiate corolla white to purple. Blooms in July-September. Fruit ovoid, glabru. 2n = 38

Requirements - prefer rich soil, moist, well-drained, sunny or partially shaded exhibitions.

Management - is clipped after flowering. The plant should be divided every 2-3 years.

Propagation - by splitting the bush in spring or by seeds. The seeds germinate in 3-6 weeks.

Partners Garden - Anemone japonica, Cosmos bipinnatus, Dahlia sp ..

Cultivars -

Properties and Uses - cultivated as ornamental species in parks and public gardens.

Curiosity - Physostegia derived from the Greek 'Phys' = bladder, and 'stage' = cover, referring to the flower shape.

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