Photographer: Merel R. Black
Teucrium canadense L.
American germander, Canadian germander, wood sage
Teucrium: from Teucer, "a Trojan king"
canadense: of or referring to Canada
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 12"-40" tall forb; stems square, unbranched, densely hairy|
|Flower: ||pink to purple, 5-parted, 3/8"-3/4" long, not hooded; inflorescence a 2"-8" tall, dense, terminal, spike-like, conical cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms July-Aug.|
|Leaf:||opposite, toothed, stalked, softly hairy on the top|
|Habitat: ||moist to wet; woods, prairies|