This is Scrophularia lanceolata Pursh, also known as lanceleaf figwort, American Figwort, Western Figwort, Hare Figwort, and Early Figwort. This is a plant with a large amount of nectar, so it is great for attracting birds, bees, and butterflies to your garden. This early figwort blooms from May to July where as late figwort blooms from July to October. Early figwort is the larval host plant for the Fulvia Checkerspot, Gillettes Checkerspot, Chalcedon Checkerspot, Arachne Checkerspot, and Dotted Checkerspot butterflies. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 9.