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Trichostema lanatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Trichostema
Type species
Trichostema dichotomum
  • Isanthus Michx.
  • Eplingia L.O.Williams

Trichostema /ˌtrɪkˈstmə/[3] is a genus of flowering plants in the Lamiaceae family, which are aromatic herbs or subshrubs. These plants are native to North America.[2][4] Many plant of this genus which have whorls of small blue flowers are called by the common name bluecurls.[5]



  1. ^ lectotype designated by N. L. Britton et A. Brown, Ill. Fl. N.U.S. ed. 2. 3: 104 (1913)
  2. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
  4. ^ Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps
  5. ^ "Trichostema". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 

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