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  Veronicastrum virginicum (L.) Farw. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Margery Melgaard

Margery Melgaard

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul E. Berry

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske
Family Scrophulariaceae
Veronicastrum virginicum (L.) Farw.
Culver's-physic, Culver's-root
Veronicastrum: in honor of St. Veronica
virginicum: of Virginia
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Status: Native
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.
Fruit:capsule
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
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Leptandra virginica (L.) Nutt.
Veronica virginica L.
Veronicastrum virginicum (L.) Farw. f. villosum Pennell

         
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