Taxon: Physostegia virginiana (L.) Benth.

Genus: Physostegia
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Lamioideae
Tribe: Synandreae
Nomen number: 316915
Place of publication: Labiat. gen. spec. 504. 1834 (Edwards's Bot. Reg. 15: sub t. 1289. 1830, nom. inval.)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 27-Apr-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-May-2009
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 8 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada Ontario, Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Indiana, Maine, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Coahuila
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico, Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    • Western Canada: Canada Manitoba

  • Naturalized

  • Northern America

    • North America

  • Cultivated


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