Figure 49.Figwort (Scrophularia marilandica)
Scrophularia nodosa var. marilandica A. Gray.
Maryland figwort, heal-all, pilewort, carpenter square.
This plant, often galled Maryland figwort, is found in woodlands from Maine to Kansas and south to Georgia and Tennessee.
The figwort is 3 to l0 feet high with 4-angled stems widely branched above and slender-stemmed, somewhat egg-shaped or lance-shaped sharply toothed leaves 3 to 9 inches long. The numerous small, greenish-purple flowers are produced from July to September in rather open panicles.