Trichostema brachiatum L.  
Family: Lamiaceae
false-pennyroyal, fluxweed
[Isanthus brachiatus "(L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.", Isanthus brachiatus var. linearis "(L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.", Isanthus coeruleus Michx., Tetraclea viscida Lundell]
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Etymology: Trichostema: from trichos, "hair," and stema, "stamens," and alluding to the hair-like stamens
Plants: erect, annual, 8"-16" tall, aromatic forb, finely hairy; stems square with many branches
Leaves: opposite, short-stalked, elliptical to lance-shaped
Flowers: blue, 5-parted, 1/4" long, bell-like, almost regular, lower lip long and curved downward; flower drawing inflorescence 1 to 3 flowers from the leaf axils; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Habitat: dry; prairies, barrens
Conservation Status: Native
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Corey Raimond  
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Sue R. Crispin  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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