Gratiola pilosa
shaggy hedgehyssop

Gratiola pilosa
Gratiola pilosa
photo, Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Gratiola pilosa
Common name: shaggy hedgehyssop
Group: dicot
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 2 - 5'
Foliage: opposite, pilose
Flower: small white tubular flower
Flowering time: blooms early July to September; fruit September and October
Habitat: sandy, usually moist ground of salt marsh edges, pinelands, open woods and shaded edges
Range in New Jersey: local in Cape May; Cumberland County records to 1937
Heritage ranking, if any: S2, HL