Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains
45. Scrophulariaceae, the Figwort Family
4. Leucospora Nutt. -- Leucospora
1. Leucospora multifida (Michx.) Nutt.
Small, taprooted annual mostly 1-2 dm tall, diffusely branched and spreading,
glandular-pubescent throughout. Leaves opposite, pinnatifid to weakly
bipinnatifid, with 1-3 pairs of narrow lateral lobes or teeth, 1-2.5 cm long.
Flowers axillary, 1-2 per axil, on slender pedicels 3-7 mm long; calyx
5-parted nearly to the base, the lobes linear-subulate, 2.5-4 mm long in flower,
to 5.5 mm long in fruit; corolla tubular, shallowly 5-lobed, pink or
lavender with a greenish-yellow tube and throat, 2.5-5 mm long; stamens
4, didynamous, included; style exserted, stigma 2-lobed. Capsule
oblong-ovoid, 4-valved, 3-5 mm long; seeds numerous, greenish-yellow,
ovoid, 0.2-0.4 mm long, longutidinally ridged and grooved, faintly reticulate.
Jun--Sep. Shores and stream banks, often where sandy; uncommon in c and e NE;
(s Ont. and OH to NE, s to GA, AL, MS, LA and e TX).
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