"False Dragonhead, Dragon Head, Lion's Heart, Obedient Plant"
Physostegia is from the Greek for "bladder covering" referring to the inflated appearance of the flowers. Virginiana means "of Virginia" referring to the location where it was first found and studied.
|Sun Exposure||Prairie, Savanna|
|Soil Moisture||Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic|
Summer, Fall August, September
|Max Height||4 feet|
|Seeds Per Ounce||11,000|
False Dragonhead is found throughout the Tallgrass Prairie region on the dry soils of open woods and cleared areas. Flowers from April to June and the blooms from range from pink to rose to violet; sometimes white. Leaves are opposite on the stem and have no petiole (leaf stem). Seed pods "explode" when dry.
Edible Uses: Unknown
Medicinal Uses: Unknown
Herbal Uses: Unknown