Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Narrowleaved Bluecurls
Trichostema setaceum
Family: Lamiaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1

Dry upland woods (oak-hickory), dry-moist old fields, and disturbed areas; also thin soils around rock outcrops and dry sandy soils of the coastal plain (Weakley 1998).

Species Description:
Annual herb.

Flowering Period: Early August to late November.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Upper portions of the plant are densely glandular-puberulent. Leaves are lanceolate to linear in shape, inforesence terminal, flowers blue with exerted curling stamens. Calyx is ten-nerved and with two lips, one with 3 and lower with 3 teeth.

Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Data last updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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