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Solenostemon scutellarioides (L.) Codd
common coleus

General Information
Symbol: SOSC7
Group: Dicot
Family: Lamiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: PR   I
L48   I
VI   I
HI   I
Data Source and Documentation
Distribution Map
green distribution legend Present blank legend Absent/Unreported

See U.S. county distributions (when available) by clicking on the map or the linked states below:




Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
COBL Coleus blumei Benth.
COPU6 Coleus pumilus Blanco dwarf coleus
PLSC5 Plectranthus scutellarioides (L.) R. Br.
PLBL2 Plectranthus blumei (Benth.) Launert
COSC7 Coleus scutellarioides (L.) Benth. common coleus


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
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 Solenostemon Thonn. – solenostemon
Species Solenostemon scutellarioides (L.) Codd – common coleus

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Caribbean FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Hawaii FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover