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  Dracocephalum parviflorum Nutt. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Lamiaceae
Dracocephalum parviflorum Nutt.
American dragonhead
Dracocephalum: Greek dracon for "dragon" and cephale for head, referring to form of corolla in original species
parviflorum: Latin for "small flower"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual/biennial/perennial, 8"-30" tall forb, aromatic, short lived; stems square; taprooted
Flower: purple, 5-parted, 1/3" long, irregularly tube-shaped; flower drawing inflorescence a 1"-5" tall, dense, terminal, conical, spike-like cluster often separated near its base; blooms May-July
Fruit:1-seeded nutlet
Leaf:opposite, serrated, stalked
Habitat: dry; disturbed areas, railroad ballast; in limy, rocky soil

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Moldavica parviflora (Nutt.) Britton

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