Schistophragma intermedium (A.Gray) Pennell
Family: Plantaginaceae
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Liz Makings  
Kearney and Peebles 1969, Shreve and Wiggins 1964
Duration: Annual Nativity: Native Lifeform: Forb/Herb General: Small, herbaceous annuals, 5-15 cm tall, branching from the base, glandular pubescent with slender, spreading hairs, aromatic, stems quadrangular. Leaves: Opposite, petioled, pinnatifid with wedge-shaped divisions, margins toothed. Flowers: Small, purplish, the corolla slightly bilabiate with a violet limb, axillary, the calyx 5-parted with narrow divisions, stigmas 2-lobed. Fruits: Capsules, lance-ovoid, longitudinally dehiscent, appearing 4-valved, seeds numerous. Ecology: Found in loose soils, rocky areas, on wooded slopes or in grassy areas; 4,000-6,000 ft (1219-1829 m); flowering July-September. Distribution: AZ, sw NM; south to n MEX. Notes: A distinct little annual with opposite, lobed leaves and small purple two-lipped flowers. Look for this species also under Conobea intermedia. Ethnobotany: Unknown Etymology: Schistophragma comes from Greek schistos and phragma, meaning a partition, wall, or compartment, while intermedia means middle, or intermediate. Synonyms: None Editor: SBuckley 2010, LCrumbacher 2011, FSCoburn 2015
Schistophragma intermedium image
Patrick Alexander  
Schistophragma intermedium image
Patrick Alexander  
Schistophragma intermedium image
Patrick Alexander  
Schistophragma intermedium image
Patrick Alexander  
Schistophragma intermedium image
Patrick Alexander  
Schistophragma intermedium image
Liz Makings  
Schistophragma intermedium image
Liz Makings  
Schistophragma intermedium image
Schistophragma intermedium image
Schistophragma intermedium image
Schistophragma intermedium image
Schistophragma intermedium image
Schistophragma intermedium image
Schistophragma intermedium image
Schistophragma intermedium image
Schistophragma intermedium image
Schistophragma intermedium image
Schistophragma intermedium image
Schistophragma intermedium image
Schistophragma intermedium image
Schistophragma intermedium image
Liz Makings