Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for American Dragonhead - Dracocephalum parviflorum   Nuttall
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AuthorNuttall
DistributionThere is a single specimen from 1931 in Orange County: Iris field on North Street, Chapel Hill, William Hunt s.n. (NCU).

Native to Western North America.
AbundanceVery rare.
Habitat"Iris field."
PhenologyFlowering May-July, fruiting July-September.
IdentificationThis genus is closely related to Physostegia, differing in the spiny-toothed flower bracts (vs. not spiny-toothed) and short thick inflorescences (vs. longer inflorescences in Physostegia). The plants grow mostly 1-2 feet tall; the leaves are lance-shaped to lance-ovate and are sharply toothed. The small flowers are pink to white.
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