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A showy wildflower
that looks good in the garden.
DESCRIPTION: These bright blue flowers connect to a
single unbranched stem and grow to 4' in some
areas. The flowers are about an inch long with 2
lower lips sometimes striped with white erupting
from a long tube.
FLOWERS: Late July to October
HABITAT: Wet meadows, along stream banks and rich
OTHER INFORMATION: The strange species name comes from the
lore that it was once a cure for syphilis.