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Know Your Natives – Obedient Plant

Obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana*) of the Mint (Lamiaceae) family is an attractive plant with showy late summer to early fall flowers. The genus name is from Greek words for “bladder” and “cover” in reference to the inflated calyx that covers … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Enjoying Obedient Plant

One of our favorite native plants is in full bloom now. Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana) got its common name because you can bend the individual flowers in any direction you like–and they will stay there! The hummingbirds love them. Photos … Continue reading

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