Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Odontites verna (Bellardi) Dumort. subsp. serotina (Dumort.) Corb. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Scrophulariaceae
Odontites verna (Bellardi) Dumort. subsp. serotina (Dumort.) Corb.
odontites, red bartsia
Odontites: ancient name for "tooth" since this was used to cure tooth-ache
verna: of spring
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual, 4"-16" tall forb, reddish, hairy, often widely branched, partially parasitic
Flower: light red, 5-parted, 1/3" long, tubular-shaped, hairy, often on only one side of the stem, 4 stamens, upper lip hooded and nearly straight, lower lip wider with 3 shallow lobes; inflorescence a spike-like cluster of mostly stalkless flowers from the upper leaf axils; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:elliptical, hairy capsule
Leaf:opposite, small, stalkless, roughly hairy
Habitat: disturbed areas, fields

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Odontites serotina Dumort.

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