Dracocephalum VirginianumVirginian Dragon's-Head
- Class and Order
- Didynamia Gymnospermia
- Generic Character
- Cor. faux inflata: labium superius fornicatum.
- Specific Character and Synonyms
- DRACOCEPHALUM virginianum foliis lineari-lanceolatis serratis, floribus confertis. Linn. Syst. Nat. ed. 13. Gmel. p. 915
- DRACOCEPHALUM virginianum floribus spicatis, foliis lanceolatis serratis. Linn. Syst. Veg. ed. 14. Murr. p. 543
- DRACOCEPHALUM virginianum floribus spicatis confertis, foliis lineari-lanceolatis serratis. Ait. Kew. v. 2. p. 317.
This elegant species of Dracocephalum, a native of Virginia, and other parts of North-America, is a hardy herbaceous plant, rising to the height of about two feet, and producing numerous flowers in long spikes, usually arranged on each side of the stalk.
It comes near to the denticulatum already figured, but differs in its superior height, the form of its leaves, the number of its flowers, and many other particulars.
It flowers from July to September, and with me has generally ripened much of its seed, from which it may be easily raised, as also by parting of its roots in spring or autumn; it succeeds best in a moist situation, and its stalks require to be carefully and timely sticked.
Was cultivated as long since as 1683, by Mr. James Sutherland.