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Plant Details

Phryma leptostachya

Americam Lopseed

Scientific Name:

Phryma leptostachya

Common Name:

Americam Lopseed

Plant Family

Phrymaceae (Lopseed Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

Shade - part sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

June - July - August

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, infreq Coast

Habitat Description:

“American Lopseed. Mt [Mountains], Pd [Piedmont], Cp [Coastal plain]: bottomland forests, nutrient-rich slopes, in the Coastal Plain primarily in places underlain by coquina limestone (“marl”) and essentially absent from the more acidic portions of the NC Coastal Plain; common (uncommon in Coastal Plain).” Weakley 2009

Plant with bloom stems

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Blooms

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Bloom Stem

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Plant with Seeds

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How lopseeds travel

As with many seeds the velcro-like seed cover grabs on for a ride.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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