Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Lycopus virginicus L. image
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Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Marion Sheehan

Marion Sheehan
Family Lamiaceae
Lycopus virginicus L.
bugleweed, Virginia water-horehound
Lycopus: from Greek lukos, "wolf," and pous, "foot"
virginicus: of Virginia
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Status: Native
Plant: erect to sagging, perennial, 4"-40" tall, aromatic forb; stems square, densely hairy; creeping stolons usually without tubers
Flower: whitish to blue, usually 4-lobed with the upper lobe often notched, tiny, 2 stamens rarely longer than the petals; inflorescence tight, small, whorled clusters from the leaf axils
Fruit:1-seeded nutlet, fruit drawing
Leaf:opposite, long and oval with a sharp-pointed tip, top surface with long hairs, toothed mostly above the middle
Habitat: moist

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There are no synonyms for this taxon.

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