Agastache scrophulariaefolia purple giant hyssop Lamiaceae  AGSC; Bx, vc; NY, iw (possibly planted);



Agastache scrophulariaefolia.John 3/2014).

Agastache scrophulariaefolia is a perennial herb, about 1 m tall tall, branched above, stem sharply 4-angled, slightly winged. 

Leaves opposite, egg-shaped, base slightly lobed, usually finely hairy below. 

Flowers purple, irregular, petal tube 2-lipped, 5-lobed, stamens longer than petal lobes, calyx lobes triangular to lance-shaped; inflorescence of branched, racemes at top of plant; blooming and fruiting July-Sept. 

Fruit dry, 1-seeded, (achenes) hairy at one end. 

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent, possibly extirpated in NYC. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Upland woods.