Blephilia hirsuta hairy wood mint Lamiaceae BLHI; Q (DeCandido 2001);


Blephilia hirsuta.© Peter M. Dziuk (Accessed5/2014).

Blephilia hirsuta. 2012 © Peter M. Dziuk (Accessed5/2014).

Blephilia hirsuta is a perennial herb, to 80 cm tall, stems 4-sided, long-hairy, colonial from rhizomes. 

Leaves opposite, stalks 1-2 cm, blade 4-8 cm long, egg-shaped, margin toothed tip pointed, base rounded to slightly lobed,. 

Flowers pale blue with purple spots, tubular, bilaterally symmetrical, 2-lipped, hairy, tube elongate, to 1.4 cm long, in dense, crowded clusters surrounding stem along upper nodes, above small bracts. 

Fruit dry, of 4 nutlets, June-Sept. 

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Moist shady habitats. 

Notes: Found more often north and west of NYC metro region.