Common Water Horehound (Lycopus americanus)
A.k.a. American bugleweed. A distinctive denizen of wetlands and floodplains, its clusters of small, white flowers attract a wide variety of pollinators. As is typical of mints, it’s strongly flavored foliage is rarely browsed.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic
Soil Type: Loam, Silt, Clay Loam
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-Sep
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, skippers, and beetles. Hosts the hermit sphinx moth and some smaller insects. Foliage is unpalatable to herbivores and rarely browsed.