Blephilia

Taxobox
name = "Blephilia"



image_width = 250px
image_caption = Downy Pagoda-Plant ("Blephilia ciliata")
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
ordo = Lamiales
familia = Lamiaceae
genus = "Blephilia"
genus_authority = L.
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = Three species

"Blephilia" ("Downy Pagoda Plant" or "Wood Mint") is a genus of three species of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae. They are all herbaceous plants native to eastern North America. The species are most often found in thin woods and in granite and limestone soils. Blephilia hirsuta and Blephilia ciliata are considered threatened or endangered in some states. [ [http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=BLEPH5 USDA plant profile] . Retrieved on July 16 2007] [ [http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=BLCI Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center Web site] . Retrieved on July 16 2007]

Appearance

The genus includes only perennial species; they spread by both seeds and through stem division. Small purple flowers bloom on top of upper-leaf axils, often in several circular layers (hence the common name "pagoda-plant"). Leaves are bright green with whitish coloring underneath, pointed, lobed, and like all members of the mint family occur in opposite pairs. The species in this genus vary in size, but generally grow to about 1-2 feet and form in clumps. [ [http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=BLCI Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center Web site] . Retrieved on July 16 2007]

;Species
*"Blephilia ciliata" (Downy pagoda-plant)
*"Blephilia hirsuta" (Hairy pagoda-plant)
*"Blephilia subnuda" (Cumberland pagoda-plant)

References



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  • Blephilia — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Blephilia Clasificación científica Reino: Planta …   Wikipedia Español

  • Blephilia — noun small genus of North American herbs: wood mints • Syn: ↑genus Blephilia • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Labiatae, ↑family Labiatae, ↑Lamiaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blephilia — ID 10442 Symbol Key BLEPH5 Common Name pagoda plant Family Lamiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NY, OH, OK, PA,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • blephilia — ble·phil·ia …   English syllables

  • Blephilia celiata — noun a variety of wood mint • Syn: ↑downy wood mint • Hypernyms: ↑wood mint • Member Holonyms: ↑Blephilia, ↑genus Blephilia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blephilia hirsuta — noun a variety of wood mint • Syn: ↑hairy wood mint • Hypernyms: ↑wood mint • Member Holonyms: ↑Blephilia, ↑genus Blephilia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blephilia ciliata — ID 10443 Symbol Key BLCI Common Name downy pagoda plant Family Lamiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NY, OH,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Blephilia hirsuta — ID 10444 Symbol Key BLHI Common Name hairy pagoda plant Family Lamiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NY,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Blephilia hirsuta var. glabrata — ID 10445 Symbol Key BLHIG Common Name hairy pagoda plant Family Lamiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution VT Growth Habit Forb/herb Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Blephilia hirsuta var. hirsuta — ID 10446 Symbol Key BLHIH Common Name hairy pagoda plant Family Lamiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NY,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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