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Fluxweed (False Pennyroyal)
Isanthus brachiatus (Trichostema brachiatum)

Fluxweed is endangered in Connecticut, and rare throughout New England. Nevertheless, this plant was recently rediscovered in several sites where it had been thought to be eliminated. Fluxweed is an annual, so population numbers can vary considerably from year to year. Preserving fluxweed in the state depends on knowledge of where it grows. We therefore urge people to actively look for this plant. Any finds can be reported to the Department of Environmental Protection.

• Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
• Habitat: sandy soil, stream banks
• Height: 6-20 inches
• Flower size: 1/4 inch long
• Flower color: blue
• Flowering time: July to September
• Origin: native

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.