Stemodia durantifolia

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Stemodia durantifolia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Stemodia
S. durantifolia
Binomial name
Stemodia durantifolia

Stemodia durantifolia is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family known by the common names whitewoolly twintip[1] and purple stemodia. It is native to parts of the Americas, including Mexico and the deserts of California and Arizona. It grows in riparian habitat. It is a perennial herb producing a hairy, glandular, erect stem 10 to 50 centimeters tall. The toothed lance-shaped leaves are found in pairs or triplets at stem nodes, their bases often clasping the stem. The inflorescence is a raceme of violet flowers, each centimeter-long corolla held in a calyx of hairy, pointed sepals. The plant can be seen in bloom throughout most of the year.


  1. ^ "Stemodia durantifolia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 1 December 2015.

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