Veronicastrum virginicum (L.) Farw.  
Family: Plantaginaceae
Culver's-physic, Culver's-root
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Paul E. Berry  
Etymology: Veronicastrum: in honor of St. Veronica
Plants: erect, perennial, 3'-6' tall forb, usually with a few erect branches
Leaves: whorls of 3-6 leaves, stalked, lance-like to oblong, finely toothed
Flowers: white, 4-parted, 1/4"-1/3" long, tubular-shaped, nearly regular lobes much shorter than the tube; inflorescence with many, crowded flowers on several 2"-6" terminal, stalked, dense, slender spikes forming a large, conical cluster; blooms July-Aug.
Fruits: capsule
Habitat: full sun to shade; dry, moderate moisture to wet; upland woods, prairies; in sandy, loamy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Paul E. Berry  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Christopher Noll  
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Margery Melgaard  
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