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Trichostema dichotomum (L)  


Trichostema dichotomum

Britton and Brown. See credits below.**

Botanical name: Trichostema dichotomum L.
Common name: bluecurls
Trichostema dichotomum L. var. puberulum Fernald & Grisc.
Trichostema pilosum Roth
Group: dicot
Family: Lamiaceae
Growth Type: forb/herb
Duration: annual
Origin: native
Plant height: 4"-30"
Foliage: square stems; simple, opposite leaves
Flowers: blue
Flowering/fruiting time: August to October
Habitat: dry open woods, clearings
Range in New Jersey: throughout most of the state
Heritage ranking if any: n/a
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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 3: 105.
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