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Trichostema setaceum Houtt. 

narrowleaf bluecurls

Trichostema setaceum winter foliage
Trichostema setaceum

Winter foliage, Photo by Renee Brecht
Flower, Photo by Renee Brecht
Britton and Brown. See credits below.**

Botanical name: Trichostema setaceum Houtt..
Common name: narrowleaf bluecurls
Trichostema dichotomum L. var. lineare (Walter) Pursh
Trichostema lineare Walter
Group: dicot
Family: Lamiaceae
Growth Type: forb/herb
Duration: annual
Origin: native
Plant height: 4"-30"
Foliage: square stems; simple, opposite leaves
Flowers: blue, 1/2" to 3/4" long
Flowering/fruiting time: August to October
Habitat: dry open woods, clearings
Range in New Jersey: Atlantic,Cape May, Cumberland, Camden and Monmouth counties
Heritage ranking if any: S2, HL
Misc. Local, somewhat uncommon. Similar to T. dichotomum but with very narrow leaves.
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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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