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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Finger Lion's Heart   Physostegia digitalis    
Mint family — Lamiaceae

Also known as:
False Dragon's Head, Obedient plant

Slides: (click for larger view)


The several native species of Texas obedient plants (so called because a flower, when moved to one side, will keep that new position) are showy perennials of open, often wet areas of eastern Texas. All are also cultivated in gardens, or should be. This one is one of the showiest.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: June, July, August

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