Trichostema arizonicum – Arizona Bluecurls

Trichostema arizonicum - Arizona Bluecurls, Arizona Blue Curls

Trichostema arizonicum - Arizona Bluecurls, Arizona Blue Curls

Plant Name

Scientific Name: Trichostema arizonicum

Common Names: Arizona Bluecurls, Arizona Blue Curls

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Subshrub

Arizona Native Status: Native

Habitat: Upland, Mountain (lower elevation)

Flower Color: Bicolored violet-blue and white

Flowering Season: Summer, Fall. This graceful wildflower blooms from July to October.

Height: To 2 feet (61 cm) tall

Description: The flowers are in loose, axillary clusters. The individual flowers have 5 lobes and an arc of 4 curling stamens that are up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) long. The lowest flower lobe is dark violet-blue with ruffled edges, while the other 4 lobes are white. The leaves are small, green, opposite, and oblong to ovate in shape.


Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Genus: Trichostema L. – bluecurls
Species: Trichostema arizonicum A. Gray – Arizona bluecurls

More About This Plant

Arizona County Distribution Map