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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Eremostachys (deserted or solitary spikes). Labiatae. Outdoor perennial, apparently only 1 species of the 50 or so in the genus being in commercial cult. The genus is allied to Leonotis and Phlomis, and the species are from Cent, and W. Asia. Erect herbs, with the lvs. mostly radical, large, toothed or cut-pinnatifid; st.-lvs. small, passing into floral bracts: fls. often ochroleucous, in many-fld. whorls in terminal and axillary spikes; corolla-tube included within the calyx; upper lip of corolla erect and hooded, bearded inside; lower lip 3-lobed and the middle lobe largest; stamens 4, with connivent anthers. E. laciniata, Bunge, is catalogued abroad. Nearly simple, 12-20 in.: lvs. pinnatisect, the lobes again pinnatifid: fls. yellow or ochroleucous, in midsummer. Asia Minor.—Said to be an attractive perennial. E. superba, Royle, reported from Eu., has a strict st., unbranched, 2 ft., root-lvs. pinnatisect, with segms. lobed, forming a rosette: fls. deep primrose-yellow in woolly heads to 6 in. long and 4 in. broad, showy. W. Himalaya. L. H. B. CH

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