Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Scrophularia lanceolata Pursh image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Damon A. Smith

Damon A. Smith

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Stephen L. Solheim
Family Scrophulariaceae
Scrophularia lanceolata Pursh
American figwort, early figwort, lance-leaf figwort
Scrophularia: named in 1474 by an Italian physician who noticed the resemblance between the rhizomal knobs of some species and the tubercular condition of human lymph nodes called scrophula
lanceolata: lance-shaped
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-6' tall forb; sides of stems flat or slightly grooved
Flower: red/brown, 5-parted, 1/4"-3/8" long, tubular-shaped; 4 stamens, the sterile stamen yellow; upper lip 2-lobed, the lower, yellowish-brown lip 3-lobed, its center lobe facing backward; inflorescence a 4"-12" terminal, cylindrical, branched cluster usually less than 3" wide; blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:dull brown capsule
Leaf:opposite, the stalk usually less than 1/3 as long as the blade
Habitat: open; meadows, fields, wood edge; in rocky soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Scrophularia leporella E.P.Bicknell
Scrophularia pectinata Raf.

         
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