Scrophularia lanceolata is a tall Perennial herb to 2 m tall; stems erect, sides flat.
Leaves opposite, stalks to 3 cm, narrowly winged, blade egg-shaped, 8-20 cm long, tip long-pointed, base blunt, margin sharply toothed.
Flowers dull, reddish-brown irregular about 1 cm long, tubular, 2-lipped, upper lip 2-lobed, lower lip 3 lobed, lower lobe yellowish-green; blooming June-July.
Fruit dry, an egg-shaped, 2-parted capsule, dull brown about 1 cm long, tip pointed base rounded to 0.6-1 cm long.
Wetland status: FACU+.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.
Habitat: Open woods.