Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Phryma leptostachya L. image
Photographer: Stephen L. Solheim           

Derek Anderson

Hugh H. Iltis

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert Bierman
Family Verbenaceae
Phryma leptostachya L.
American lop-seed
Phryma: name erroneously given by Bauhin as the Latin equivalent of the Greek Phyrama, an inferior grade of the resin of the metops “tree “ a north African umbellifer. Literally, something mixed and kneaded, dough.
leptostachya: leptos for "thin;" stachya for "spike;" hence Latin for "slender-spiked"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb; stems square
Flower: pink to white, 4-parted, 1/4" wide, tube narrow and 2-lipped, lower lip with 3 spreading lobes; inflorescence an interrupted spike both terminal and in a few upper leaf axils, the flowers opposite and horizontal; flower drawing blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:1 dry, drooping seed with a hooked tip
Leaf:opposite, simple; lower on long stalks, upper stalkless
Habitat: moist; woods, forests
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Synonyms 
Phryma leptostachya L. var. confertifolia Fernald

         
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