Novi Comment. Acad. Sci. Imp. Petrop. 14(1): 533, plate 18, fig. 2. 1770.
Common names: Weasel snout
Etymology: Greek lagos, hare, and otos, ear, alluding to calyx of some species
Synonyms: Gymnandra Pallas
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 294. Mentioned on page 11, 14.

Herbs, perennial; rhizomatous. Stems erect or ascending, glabrous. Leaves basal and cauline, opposite; petiole present or absent; blade not fleshy, leathery, margins entire, crenulate, dentate, or serrate. Inflorescences terminal, compact spikes; bracts present. Pedicels absent; bracteoles absent. Flowers bisexual; sepals 2, basally connate, calyx bilaterally symmetric, tubular, abaxial lobe enclosed by spathelike adaxial lobe; corolla blue, bilaterally symmetric, bilabiate, funnelform, tube base not spurred or gibbous, lobes 3, abaxial 2, adaxial 1; stamens 2, adnate to throat of corolla, filaments glabrous; staminode 0; ovary 2-locular, placentation axile; stigma capitate. Fruits drupelike. Seeds 2, tan, globular, wings absent. × = 11.


nw North America, Eurasia.


Species ca. 30 (1 in the flora).

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Lower Taxa