Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Hedeoma pulegioides (L.) Pers. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Marion Sheehan

Marion Sheehan
Family Lamiaceae
Hedeoma pulegioides (L.) Pers.
American false pennyroyal, American pennyroyal
Hedeoma: from the Greek hedus, "sweet," and osme, "odor," an ancient name for a strongly aromatic mint
pulegioides: like Pulegium an old name for Mentha pulegium
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 4"-16" tall forb, aromatic; stems square, usually branched
Flower: pink, 5-parted, 1/8" long; flower drawing inflorescence of distinctly-spaced whorls from the leaf axils; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:1-seeded nutlet
Leaf:opposite, lance-like to oval, finely hairy, main ones stalked
Habitat: upland woods

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All Hedeoma list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text
Cunila pulegioides L.
Melissa pulegioides (L.) L.
Ziziphora pulegioides (L.) Desf.

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