It grows two to three feet tall on a sturdy erect stem
. Atop the stem is a raceme with copious blossoms.
It is an annual herb with a deep taproot and an erect stem
that becomes woody with age.
Vaurie (1948) reported a dead adult in the erect stem
of a soybean in South Carolina in Nov (no year or date mentioned), but did not list soybean as a larval host plant.
During the winter, we find this plant in its basal rosette stage (all the leaves emerging from a central point on the ground with no erect stem
) poking around in lawns, fields and gardens.
It is during this early period of development that a tree may be best able to develop an erect stem
. In later development, the lowest branches of trees become appressed, grow roots, and become second-order stems, and this process continues outward from the central stem.
You might also like to try some of the colourful annual hybrids of Impatiens Balsamina, the Garden Balsam, that produce an erect stem
up to 75 cm (30") high with large clusters of pink, purple and white flowers.
Similar to Envoy, Morden003 has a determinate growth habit Type 1, with strong erect stem
and branches (Schwartz et al., 1996).
Main erect stem
unbranched; plants pale green, usually dying back during winter; plants primarily of wetland communities Lycopodiella
Habitat: An herbaceous perennial member of the Labiatae family growing up to one metre in open woodland in Europe and Asia, with pungent, oval, hairy leaves arranged in a basal rosette surrounding an erect stem
terminating in a spike of pale magenta flowers.
The RHS describes Eucomis as bulbous perennials forming a large basal rosette of strap-shaped leaves, with an erect stem
bearing a dense raceme of star-shaped flowers, topped by a crown of leafy bracts.
Early Rose has the Type 11a, indeterminate growth habit, with strong erect stem
and branches and absence of vines (Singh, 1982).
A 55's expression of growth habit and stiff erect stem
characteristics are stable across environments, although plant height may vary depending on the nutrient and moisture availability and growing season temperatures.