Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Lycopus virginicus L.
bugleweed, Virginia water-horehound
Lycopus: from Greek lukos, "wolf," and pous, "foot"
virginicus: of Virginia
|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, |
|Leaf:||opposite, long and oval with a sharp-pointed tip, top surface with long hairs, toothed mostly above the middle|