Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Scrophularia marilandica L. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Marion Sheehan

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Scrophulariaceae
Scrophularia marilandica L.
carpenter's-square, eastern figwort, late 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
marilandica: of Maryland
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, up to 10' tall forb; sides of stems roundly-angled and with prominent grooves
Flower: red/brown, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3" long, tubular-shaped; 4 stamens, the sterile stamen purple; inflorescence a loose, irregularly-branched, pyramid-shaped cluster often 3"- 6" wide; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:somewhat shiny capsule
Leaf:opposite, the stalk usually more than 1/3 as long as the blade
Habitat: open; woods, roadsides

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All Scrophularia list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text
Scrophularia marilandica L. f. neglecta (Rydb. ex Small) Pennell
Scrophularia neglecta Rydb. ex Small

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