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This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Canada, Central & E. U.S.A.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[LKGF]

Harley, R.M. et al. (2004). Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.

Morphology General Habit
Rhizomatous or stoloniferous perennial herbs, weakly to strongly aromatic
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, ovate to lanceolate or elliptic, serrate to serrulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a verticillastrate thyrse of terminal and subterminal glomerules
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts ovate to lanceolate, forming an involucre subtending inflorescence
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers subsessile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx zygomorphic, not accrescent, cylindrical, 13-nerved, 5-lobed (3/2), lobes lanceolate-attenuate to subulate, setose, posterior lobes partially fused to form long upper lip, anterior lobes shorter, free above tube, throat sparsely hairy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla purple to white, 2-lipped (1/3), posterior lip entire, anterior lip 3-lobed, median lobe narrower than other 2, tube curved, corolla in bud falcate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2 fertile (posterior pair reduced to staminodes), exserted, filaments glabrous, thecae divaricate, separate at dehiscence
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma lobes unequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc symmetrical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets ellipsoid to ovoid, obscurely trigonal, smooth, glabrous.
Note
Three species
Distribution
Native to: Eastern North America

Native to:

Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Québec, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin

Blephilia (L.) Raf. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Amer. Monthly Mag. & Crit. Rev. 4: 190 (1819)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets

  • Blephilia Raf., Amer. Monthly Mag. & Crit. Rev. 4: 190 (1819)
  • Harley RM, Atkins S, Budantsev AL, Cantino PD, Conn BJ, Grayer R, Harley MM, de Kok RPJ, Krestovskaja T, Morales R, Paton AJ, Ryding O, and Upson T. 2004. Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Sp
  • Simmers & Kral, Rhodora 94: 1-14 (1992).

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets
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