Scrophularia lanceolata American figwort Scrophulariaceae SCLA; Bx, pb; Q, cu (Greller 1977); R; 


Scrophularia lanceolata.Teresa Prendusi, U.S. Forest

Scrophularia lanceolata.Teresa Prendusi, U.S. Forest (Accessed 3/2015).

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. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Open woods.