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Scrophularia marilandica

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Common Name:  Late Figwort, Carpenter’s Square

Part sun to light shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, tolerant of a wide range of soils but prefers loamy or sandy.  3-6 feet height, blooms summer into fall, greenish-brown flowers

Germination Code: C(60)?, D

Native Region: Scattered statewide except absent in southeast corner of the state

Easy to grow.  Since the flowers are not very showy, plant is not often grown in gardens. Figworts have strange little flowers that attract many bees and wasps as well as hummingbirds.  It is a highly rated pollinator plant that is not well known.

Late Figwort, Carpenter’s Square - Scrophularia marilandica 2
Photo Courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery http://www.prairiemoon.com/
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Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery http://www.prairiemoon.com/
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery http://www.prairiemoon.com/