Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Obedient Plant
Physostegia virginiana
Location: Rain Garden, NW corner
Obedient plant is a stiffly erect perennial that grows from creeping rhizomes. The pale lavender-pink flowers are borne in showy spikes atop 2-4 ft (0.6-0.9 m) stalks in late summer and fall. Obedient plant is native to eastern North America from Quebec to Manitoba, and south to Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Georgia. Obedient plant occurs in swamps, streambanks, ditches, seepages, damp meadows and prairies, moist open woodlands, bogs, and pine savannas.
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Genus: Physostegia (Obedient Plant)
Family: Lamiaceae (mint)
Order: Lamiales (lamiales)
Class: Magnoliopsida (Dicots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)