Cor funnelform or salverform, the throat often poorly defined, not much if at all longer than the ±spreading, equal or unequal, apically rounded lobes; nutlets with a stipe-like basal attachment that fits into a pit in the otherwise flattish receptacle, the basal margin of the nutlet forming a prominent thickened rim; leafy herbs, often pungently hairy, the blue fls borne in terminal, helicoid, bracteate false racemes with persistently erect or ascending pedicels. (Lycopsis) 40, Old World.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.