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False Dragonhead


4000 ft mountainside, side of the road near a fence ~120cm tall

1 Species ID Suggestions

unknown Beardtongue
Penstemon family

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Choopy 4 years ago

I'm stumped with this one... P. virginiana is the only one the grows to this size is in NC and it's not costal... but it does not look like it at all!! (I guess it can't be anything else, the flower matches, but not the inflorescence)

Choopy 4 years ago

I usually identify them, but I put them up for identification until I can get on my PC and sort it out...

This seems a hard one... but it's clearly in the Physostegia genus

Leanne Wilson
Leanne Wilson 4 years ago

looks like also Carolina Birds-in-a-Nest
Macbridea caroliniana, grows usually in wet places

Leanne Wilson
Leanne Wilson 4 years ago

Reference: National Wildlife Federation "Field Guide to Wildflowers of North America"

Machi 4 years ago

Possibly a False Dragonhead (Physostegia sp.). Please fill out the habitat section with information about where you found your spottings in the future to increase your chances of getting an ID

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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Aug 7, 2016
Submitted on Aug 7, 2016

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