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Hare Figwort - Scrophularia lanceolata

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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 et al. 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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 2

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(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

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

The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus vagans and Bombus impatiens (Colla and Dumesh 2010).

  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141: 39-68.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.
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