BCP/Trichostema dichotomum


Trichostema dichotomum


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Profile for Trichostema dichotomum (Forked Bluecurls)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Herbaceous forb
Flowers:Blue petals; four upper lobes and a lower, deeply curled lip. The blue, curled stamens are distinctive.
Foliage:Oblong with entire margin
Stem:Square, hairy, erect, from 10 to 100cm.
Life Cycle: Annual
Similar Plants:T. suffrutescens grows farther south, and may not be a separate species. T. brachiatum has shorter stamens that do not extend outside the flower.
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall

Regional data:
New Hampshire: (native) August, September

Additional images:

Curled, blue stamens
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This page is a profile for the plant species Trichostema dichotomum, used to collect records of where and when this plant was observed blooming, and for providing identification information for use in dichotomous keys. If you would like to help collect data for this or other plants, see Bloom clock project/How to Contribute for orientation.