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Lanceleaf Figwort
Scrophularia lanceolata
About Lanceleaf Figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Scrophularia lanceolata is a species of flowering plant in the figwort family known by the common name lanceleaf figwort. It is native to North America, where it is known from western and eastern Canada and much of the United States except for the southeastern quadrant. It grows in many types of habitat, sometimes including disturbed areas such as roadsides. It is a perennial herb producing clusters of erect or spreading stems up to 1. 5 meters long. The oppositely arranged leaves have toothed, triangular or lance-shaped blades up to 14 centimetres (5. 5 in) long which are borne on short petioles. The inflorescence is a wide-open panicle with several hairy, glandular branches bearing flowers. The flower has a spherical or urn-shaped corolla opening at the top into a narrow mouth edged with hoodlike lobes. The corolla is roughly 1-1. 5 centimetres (0. 39-0. 59 in) long and is greenish tinged with brown or dull pink. The wide staminode is generally visible in the mouth of the corolla. The fruit is a capsule just under a centimeter long containing many seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

5 ft tall

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 8 likely * ) SHOW ALL
Anstenoptilia marmarodactyla Image
Anstenoptilia marmarodactylaAnstenoptilia marmarodactyla
Dichrorampha radicicolana Image
Dichrorampha radicicolanaDichrorampha radicicolana
Eupithecia satyrata Image
Eupithecia sabulosata Image
Eupithecia sabulosataEupithecia sabulosata

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage

Common uses
Common uses
Bird Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Sandy places

Annual Precipitation: 9.1" - 50.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.43" - 2.66", Coldest Month: 23.9" - 44.5", Hottest Month: 51.4" - 72.5", Humidity: 1.03" - 22.09", Elevation: 1363" - 9265"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Mountain Figwort

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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