Physostegia leptophylla

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Physostegia leptophylla


Taxonavigation: Lamiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Lamioideae
Tribus: Synandreae
Genus: Physostegia
Species: Physostegia leptophylla



Physostegia leptophylla Small, Bull. New York Bot. Gard. 1: 286 (1899).


  • Homotypic
    • Dracocephalum leptophyllum (Small) Small, Fl. Miami: 163 (1913).
  • Heterotypic
    • Physostegia veroniciformis Small, Fl. S.E. U.S.: 1028 (1903).
    • Dracocephalum veroniciforme (Small) Small, Man. S.E. Fl.: 1165 (1933).
    • Physostegia aboriginorum Fernald, Rhodora 45: 459 (1943).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southeastern USA
      • Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Additional references

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page
  • Kral, R., Diamond, A.R., Ginzbarg, S.L., Hansen, C.J., Haynes, R.R., Keener, B.R., Lelong, M.G., Spaulding, D.D. & Woods, M. (2011). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Alabama: 1-112. Botanical reseach institute of Texas.

Vernacular names

English: slenderleaf false dragonhead
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