Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Narrow-leaved Paleseed (Leucospora multifida)
- Family: Figwort (Scrophulariaceae)
- Flowering: May-October.
- Field Marks: The tiny, pale blue flowers and the opposite, pinnately divided leaves distinguish this species.
- Habitat: Wet woods, along streams, wet prairies.
- Habit: Annual herb with fibrous roots.
- Stems: Erect, much branched, up to 8 inches tall, with spreading hairs.
- Leaves: Opposite, pinnately divided into 3-7 narrowly oblong segments, hairy, up to 1 1/4 inches long.
- Flowers: 1 or 2 in the axils of the leaves, borne on slender stalks longer than the flowers.
- Sepals: 5, green, very narrow, united below.
- Petals: 5, pale blue, united below, 2-lipped, about 1/3 inch long.
- Stamens: 4, not exserted beyond the petals.
- Pistils: Ovary superior.
- Fruits: Capsules ovoid, containing many seeds.
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