Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Lycopus uniflorus Michx.
northern bugleweed, northern water-horehound
Lycopus: from Greek lukos, "wolf," and pous, "foot"
uniflorus: Latin for "one-flowered"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 4"-40" tall, aromatic forb; stems square; creeping stolon ending with a shallow tuber|
|Flower: ||white, 5 lobed, tiny, 2 stamens slightly longer than the petals; inflorescence tight, small, whorled clusters from the leaf axils; blooms July-Sept.|
|Fruit:||1-seeded nutlet, |
|Leaf:||opposite, long and narrow with a pointed tip and a few shallow teeth|
|Habitat: ||moist; meadows, marshes, streambanks, cliffs|