Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Trichostema brachiatum L. image
Photographer: Sue R. Crispin           

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Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Lamiaceae
Trichostema brachiatum L.
false-pennyroyal, fluxweed
Trichostema: from trichos, "hair," and stema, "stamens," and alluding to the hair-like stamens
brachiatum: from bracchium, the arm (less correctly: brachium)
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 8"-16" tall, aromatic forb, finely hairy; stems square with many branches
Flower: blue, 5-parted, 1/4" long, bell-like, almost regular, lower lip long and curved downward; flower drawing inflorescence 1 to 3 flowers from the leaf axils; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Fruit:1-seeded nutlet
Leaf:opposite, short-stalked, elliptical to lance-shaped
Habitat: dry; prairies, barrens

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Isanthus brachiatus (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Isanthus brachiatus (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb. var. linearis Fassett
Isanthus coeruleus Michx.
Tetraclea viscida Lundell

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