lanceleaf figwort, more...
[Scrophularia leporella Bicken., more]
Stems erect, to 2 m, glabrous, or minutely glandular in the infl, the sides flat or shallowly grooved; petioles 1.5-3 cm, rarely a third as long as the blade, narrowly margined to the base; blades ovate or lance-ovate, 8-20 cm, sharply serrate or incised or doubly serrate, acuminate, truncate to broadly rounded at base, glabrous beneath; infl 1-3 dm, tending to be cylindric, rarely over 8 cm wide; cor 7-11 mm, dull reddish-brown except the yellowish-green lower lobe, sterile filament yellowish-green, roundly dilated at the summit, often wider than long; fr dull brown, 6-10 mm; 2n=92-96. Open woods, roadsides, and fence-rows; Que. and N.S. to B.C., s. to Va., Mo., and N.M. Late May-July. (S. leporella; S. occidentalis)
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
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