Botanical Name: Scrophularia lanceolata
Plant Family: Figwort (Scrophulariaceae)
Description: Though it may appear weedy, the inconspicuous greenish-brown globular flowers produce abundant nectar, attracting a wide range of pollinators from native bees to hummingbirds. Grows 2 to 6 ft with long lanceolate leaves.
Growing Conditions: Tolerates wide range of soils from wet to average, prefers partial to full shade.
Bloom Time: Mid, May - Jul
Bloom Color: Green to reddish-brown
Benefit to pollinators/wildlife: Flowers are rich in nectar attracting birds and pollinators. Especially beneficial for native bees.
Native Status: Native throughout the Northeastern US and Canada south through Maryland and Virginia.
Location in habitat: Pollinator Demonstration Garden, Native Bee Conservation Garden