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, with the common name forked bluecurls, is a plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae), that is native to eastern North America. [1]

The plant is found in the Midwestern and Eastern United States, Eastern Canada, and the Bahamas. [2] [3][4][5][6]


Trichostema dichotomum is an annual herbaceous forb with opposite, simple leaves, and square, erect, hairy stems.

The flowers are blue, borne in late summer.[7]


  1. ^ "Trichostema dichtomum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  2. ^ USDA: Trichostema dichotomum distribution map
  3. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution map
  5. ^ Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida i–x, 1–806. University Press of Florida, Gainesville
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ Voss, E. G. 1996. Michigan Flora, Part III: Dicots (Pyrolaceae-Compositae). Cranbrook Inst. of Science, Ann Arbor.
Trichostema dichotomum, in the Florida panhandle region.

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