Physostegia Benth.

Physostegia is a North American genus of 12 species. One species, Physostegia virginiana, is a rather frequent garden plant in Europe. According to Whiteley (2000) a second species (Physostegia angustifolia Fernald) is also cultivated in Europe.


Cantino P.D. (1982) A monograph of the genus Physostegia (Labiatae). Contr. Gray Herb. 211: 1-105.

Scheen A.-C., Lindqvist C., Fossdal C.G. & Albert V.A. (2008) Molecular phylogenetics of tribe Synandreae, a North American lineage of lamioid mints (Lamiaceae). Cladistics 24: 299-314.

Whiteley A.C. (2000) Physostegia. In: Cullen J. & al. (eds.), The European Garden Flora, vol. 6. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 199.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith