Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Agastache foeniculum (Pursh) Kuntze image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Robert W. Freckmann

Kurt Stüber
Family Lamiaceae
Agastache foeniculum (Pursh) Kuntze
blue giant hyssop, fragrant giant hyssop, lavender giant hyssop
Agastache: from agan, "very much," and stachys, "an ear of corn or wheat," having many spikes
foeniculum: a diminutive of the Latin word foenum, "hay," because of the smell
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb with anise or fennel smell; stems square, sometimes branching above
Flower: blue, 5-parted, 1/3" long, slightly irregular, hairy; flower drawing inflorescence a dense whorl of flowers forming cylindrical spikes up to 8" x 1", often interrupted near the base; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:1-seeded nutlet
Leaf:opposite, whitish beneath, coarsely toothed, largest to 4 1/2 "
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry to moderate moisture; woods, prairies, uplands; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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Agastache anethiodora (Nutt.) Britton
Stachys foeniculum Pursh

         
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