Trichostema dichotomum

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Forked bluecurls
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Trichostema dichotomum blossom
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Trichostema
Species: T. dichotomum
Binomial name
Trichostema dichotomum

Trichostema dichotomum (forked bluecurls) is a plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Bahamas, Quebec, Ontario, eastern + south-central United States.[1][2][3][4]

Trichostema dichotomum is an annual herbaceous forb with opposite, simple leaves, and square, erect, hairy stems. The flowers are blue, borne in late summer.[5]


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution map
  3. ^ Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida i–x, 1–806. University Press of Florida, Gainesville
  4. ^ Gleason, H. A. & A.J. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of the Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada (ed. 2) i–910. New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
  5. ^ Voss, E. G. 1996. Michigan Flora, Part III: Dicots (Pyrolaceae-Compositae). Cranbrook Inst. of Science, Ann Arbor.

A member of the mint family, this specimen was captured roadside in the panhandle of Florida, approximately three miles from the beach.