Wednesday, September 23, 2009

12/26/09 update: Aporn says this is an obedient plant.

Physostegia virginiana.


  1. Thanks Marie. Maybe turtlehead? That's what I'm going to call it until more evidence arrives. Say mrroww to Don Estorbo.

  2. I think it's an obedient plant Physostegia virginiana.


  3. I think you're right. Thanks Aporn. Obedient plant is a nice name. This site ( says it's deer resistant so I'll watch for it next summer and see if I can harvest some seeds. Or maybe I'll transplant one or two plants from the park next door, where this picture was taken, into my yard, just a few hundred yards away. Some would call that stealing. I guess it is, but it seems so benign.