Scrophularia lanceolata Pursh
Scientific Name Synonyms:
Scrophularia pectinata Raf.
Life Span: Perennial
Growth Characteristics: Hare figwort is a tall, erect plant, growing 2-7 feet tall, and 2-4 feet wide.
Flowers: The flowers are irregular in shape, the petals being reduced to a single, small, bilobed upper petal, and can range in color from red, yellow, and orange to brown and green. The flower often has a yellow lower lip. . The flowers are up to ½ inch wide. It has 4 normal stamens and a single wide yellow, sterile stamen. Flowers are arranged in a highly branched panicle. Blooms first appear in late spring and continue into mid summer.
Leaves: Leaf arrangement is opposite. Leaves can reach 8 inches in length. Each leaf is irregularly serrated or double serrated and generally spear shaped (lanceolate) with long petioles.
Stems: The stems have flat sides, are square in shape, and may be glandular near the top.
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Uses and Management:
Hare figwort has some medicinal uses.