Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Gratiola aurea Pursh image
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Family Scrophulariaceae
Gratiola aurea Pursh
golden-pert, golden hedge-hyssop, yellow hedge-hyssop
Gratiola: from gratia for "grace" or "favor" referring to its supposed medicinal properties
aurea: Latin for "golden"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, semi-aquatic, 4"-12" tall forb, when submersed only 1/2" tall and sterile; roots clustered
Flower: bright yellow to white, 5-parted, 1/2"-2/3" long, 2 stamens, irregular lobes flaring at the mouth of the tube, lower lobes rounded, upper lobes nearly united at the top and hairy at the base; solitary from the leaf axils; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:roundish capsule
Leaf:opposite, with glandular spots, pointed, widest near the base
Habitat: moist to wet; shores, soft water to 13' deep; in peaty, sandy, acidic soil

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Gratiola list Google- Images or Text
Gratiola aurea Pursh f. aurea
Gratiola aurea Pursh f. pusilla Fassett
Gratiola aurea Pursh var. obtusa Pennell
Gratiola lutea Raf.
Gratiola lutea Raf. f. pusilla (Fassett) Pennell

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