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Blephilia hirsuta (Pursh) Benth.
HAIRY PAGODA-PLANT
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Blephilia hirsuta (Pursh) Benth.

Wood Mint

Blephilia hirsuta plant

Family - Lamiaceae

Stems - To 1.5m tall, hirsute, 4-angled, hollow, erect, from rhizomes, with fibrous roots, herbaceous, single or multiple from base, branching above or single.

Leaves - Opposite, decussate, petiolate, typically ovate, serrate, pubescent above, densely pubescent below and hirsute on veins, to +/-8cm long, +/-4cm broad, acuminate. Petiole to 2.5cm long, hirsute.

Blephilia hirsuta leaves

Inflorescence - Dense terminal verticillasters numbering from 1 to 6. Each verticillaster subtended by small hirsute foliaceous bracts to +/-1cm long, 5-6mm broad. Pedicels 1.5mm long, hirsute.

Blephilia hirsuta inflorescence

Flowers - Corolla bilabiate, white with purple spotting internally, hirsute. Tube to 8mm long. Upper lip single lobed, 3mm long, glabrous internally. Lower lip 3-lobed, 4.5mm long, 3-4mm broad, glabrous internally. Central lobe thin, with parallel margins, emarginate to shallowly lobed at apex, longer than lateral lobes. Stamens 2, exserted from upper lip. Filaments white, glabrous, adnate near apex of corolla tube, 6mm long. Anthers 1mm long, purplish-brown. Style 1cm long, glabrous, white, exserted. Stigma 2-lobed. Ovary of 4 glabrous white nutlets. Calyx bilabiate, hirsute. Calyx tube to to 3.5mm long, with 13 nerves. Upper lip 3-lobed. Lobes 3mm long, attenuate, green. Lower lip 2-lobed. Lobes attenuate, 1.1mm long, dark purple.

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Flowering - May - September.

Habitat - Shaded slopes, rich woods, ravines.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This plant, like many species in the family, is very fragrant when bruised or crushed. It is a favorite forage item of the local insect population and authors have noted that it is hard to find a plant which has not been browsed. I was lucky to find the beautiful cluster of plants photographed above.
The plant shown is variety hirsuta . Steyermark notes a second variety, v. glabrata Fern. , in which the stems and leaves are typically glabrous, but this variety is not recorded from Missouri.
Another species, B. ciliata (L.) Benth. , (found in the "Blue Flowers Opposite" section of this website), is similar but is typically shorter, has lanceolate leaves, and has pale bluish flowers. While B. hirsuta is found scattered throughout the state, B. ciliata is found mainly in the eastern 2/3 of the state except in the south where it covers the entire range of Missouri.

Photographs taken off Northwood Rd., Platte County, MO., 6-25-00, in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 6-28-03, and in the Skyline Wildlife Management Area, AL., 6-25-05.


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Blephilia hirsuta (Pursh) Benth.
hairy pagoda-plant

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General Information
Symbol: BLHI
Group: Dicot
Family: Lamiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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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: 135. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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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 Blephilia Raf. – pagoda-plant
Species Blephilia hirsuta (Pursh) Benth. – hairy pagoda-plant

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Blephilia hirsuta . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Blephilia hirsuta</i>
(Pursh) Benth. var. <i>
glabrata</i>
Fernald
Blephilia hirsuta var. glabrata
hairy pagoda-plant Distribution of <i>
Blephilia hirsuta</i>
(Pursh) Benth. var. <i>
hirsuta </i>
Blephilia hirsuta var. hirsuta
hairy pagoda-plant

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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.
Connecticut hairy woodmint Special Concern
Massachusetts hairy wood-mint Endangered
Vermont hairy wood-mint Threatened

Wetland Status

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

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Blephilia hirsuta var. hirsuta
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Blephilia hirsuta var. hirsuta
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Blephilia hirsuta var. hirsuta
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