Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Blephilia ciliata (L.) Benth. image
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Family Lamiaceae
Blephilia ciliata (L.) Benth.
downy pagoda-plant, downy wood mint, Ohio horsemint
Blephilia: Greek for "eyelash" referring to hairy fringe of the bracts and calyx-teeth
ciliata: cilium for "small hairs;" fringed with hair
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 5"-36" tall, aromatic forb; stems square and fuzzy
Flower: blue to pink with purple spots, 5-parted, 1/2" long, irregularly tube-shaped; flower drawing inflorescence 1 3/4" tall with 1-5 dense, rounded, head-like whorls crowded, but usually separated, in the upper leaf axils; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:1-seeded nutlet
Leaf:opposite, lance-shaped to ovate, mostly stalkless
Habitat: dry to moist; woods, prairies
(Glossary)

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