Just spotted several self-sown seedlings had come up in our lawn. This is amazing to me, as I had a Hebe topiaria planted nearby for about 10 years (which was recently removed) but I never saw any seedlings until now.
Perhaps the unsually wet autumn helped them?
Usually doesn't seem much of a nectaring plant; I think fritillaries gather here because of a trellis of passion vine about 10 feet away.
very common in these woods, in full bloom
many in flower in rocky/cliff like road banks
Lamiales is an order in the asterid group of dicotyledonous flowering plants. It includes approximately 24,000species divided into about 20 families. Well-known or economically important members of this order include lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, the ash tree, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, and a number of table herbs such as mint, basil, and rosemary.