Photographer: Merel R. Black
Veronicastrum virginicum (L.) Farw.
Veronicastrum: in honor of St. Veronica
virginicum: of Virginia
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 3'-6' tall forb, usually with a few erect branches|
|Flower: ||white, 4-parted, 1/4"-1/3" long, tubular-shaped, nearly regular lobes much shorter than the tube; inflorescence with many, crowded flowers on several 2"-6" terminal, stalked, dense, slender spikes forming a large, conical cluster; blooms July-Aug.|
|Leaf:||whorls of 3-6 leaves, stalked, lance-like to oblong, finely toothed|
|Habitat: ||full sun to shade; dry, moderate moisture to wet; upland woods, prairies; in sandy, loamy soil|