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Trichostema dichotomum L.
FORKED BLUECURLS
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Trichostema dichotomum
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Trichostema dichotomum

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Colletidae  Caupolicana electa @ BBSL (1)
Miridae  Gn_orthotylinigp11 sp_002 @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Septoria trichostematis @ BPI (1)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Colors

Forked Bluecurls Trichostema dichotomum
Lamiaceae — Mint family
Native
Forked Bluecurls
Cape Henlopen State Park
September 2001

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Trichostema dichotomum L.

Blue Curls

Trichostema dichotomum plant

Family - Lamiaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Trichostema dichotomum stem Stem with dense glandular trichomes.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Trichostema dichotomum leaves

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Trichostema dichotomum flowers

Flowering - August - October.

Habitat - Acid soils of rocky open woods, glades, gravel or sand soils.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This striking species an be found in the eastern Ozark region of Missouri. The plant is unmistakable and easy to identify because of its blue flowers (which have long, curled stamens and styles) and its densely glandular pubescent stems. The lower lip of the corolla in this species is a landing platform for bees and other flying insects which will pollinate the flower while searching for nectar.
The genus name " Trichostema " means "hair-like stamens", which this plant has.

Photographs taken at Umstead State Park, NC., 9-22-02, and off Lee Rd. 54, Auburn, AL., 8-30-05.


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Trichostema dichotomum L.
forked bluecurls

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General Information
Symbol: TRDI2
Group: Dicot
Family: Lamiaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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©Thomas G. Barnes. Barnes, T.G., and S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky . University Press of Kentucky. Usage Requirements .

©Elaine Haug. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany . United States, VA, Woodbridge, Occoquan National Wildlife Refuge. Usage Requirements .

©Jeff McMillian. Provided by Almost Eden . United States, LA. Usage Requirements .

Tracey Slotta. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United States, MD, Bell. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 105. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
TRDIP Trichostema dichotomum L. var. puberulum Fernald & Grisc.
TRPI5 Trichostema pilosum Roth

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae ⁄ Labiatae – Mint family
Genus Trichostema L. – bluecurls
Species Trichostema dichotomum L. – forked bluecurls

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Indiana forked bluecurl Rare
Michigan bastard pennyroyal Threatened

Wetland Status

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North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont UPL
Great Plains FAC
Midwest UPL
Northcentral & Northeast UPL

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