Botanical name

Zaluzianskya villosa

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Common Name

Drumsticks, Southern Lilac Drumsticks.
Zaluzianskya villosa
Zaluzianskya villosa
Zaluzianskya villosa
Zaluzianskya villosa

Description

Branched annual with hairs bending backwards. Leaves narrow, hairy, about 3.5cm long; flowers are white or lilac, often yellow-eyed with a purple reverse, have five deeply notched petals; only 2 stamens; flowers crowded at ends of branches and flower tube 10-25mm long.

Latin: villus = shaggy hair, fleece: referring to hairy leaves and stems.

After: Adam Zalusiansky von Zaluzian (1558-1613), Bohemian botanist and physician, author of Methodus Herbariae.

Habitat

Sandy flats and lower slopes

Flower Date

June to October.