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Phryma leptostachya

Lopseed (Phryma leptostachya) Other common names: Slender-spiked Lopseed

French names: Phyrma à épis grêles

Family: Lopseed Family (Phrymaceae)

Flowers: Summer;  Blue/Violet;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Opposite/Whorled, Simple

Habitat: Forests

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 88   

Native/Non-native: Native

Photographs: 57 photographs available, of which 8 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

Lopseed flowers.

Lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

Lopseed plants have one vertical flower spike, and one or more pairs of lateral flower spikes. This is a lateral flower spike.

Lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

Closer view of Lopseed flowers.

Lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

After each flower finishes blooming, it turns and faces downward to begin forming seeds.

Lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

Here the vertical and lateral flower spikes of Lopseed are visible (flowers are not yet open).

Lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

Lopseed leaves.

Lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

Lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

Range map for Lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)