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 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, Medium Wet

Soil Type: Loam, Silt, Clay Loam

Height: 1’-3’

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.

Common Water Horehound (Lycopus americanus)
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