Trichostema setaceum Houtt.

Blue Curls

Trichostema setaceum plant

Family - Lamiaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Trichostema setaceum stem

Leaves - No info yet.

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Flowers -

Trichostema setaceum calyxCalyx close-up.

Trichostema setaceum flowerFlower.

Flowering - September - October.

Habitat - Sandy slopes.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This striking species can be found in only one southeast Missouri county. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its big, blue flowers and thin, opposite leaves. T. setaceum is more common in states to the southeast.
Another species, Trichostema dichotomum L., is similar but has much broader leaves. This latter species is more common in the state.

Photographs taken off Lee Rd 10, Auburn, AL., 9-29-04.