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Hare Figwort - Scrophularia lanceolata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Herbaceous perennial. Stems erect, 4-angled, 40–150 cm, usually simple. Herbage glandular-puberulent, glaucous. Leaves cauline, opposite, petiolate; blades lanceolate to deltoid, 5–13 cm long, serrate. Inflorescence a minute-bracteate panicle of cymes, opposite below, alternate above. Flowers: calyx cup-like, 2–3 mm long, deeply and unequally 5-lobed into rounded, erose segments; corolla reddish-brown, ovoid, 7–10 mm long, bilabiate, upper lip 2-lobed, lower lip shorter; stamens 5, 4 fertile; staminode flattened, without a filament; stigma capitate. Capsule ovoid, 5–10 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
BC to NS south to CA, NM, CO, OK and VA (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Meadows, thickets, often along streams; plains, valleys to subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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