Lycopus americanus

Common Name: 
american bugleweed, cut-leaves, water horehound
Scientific Name: 
Lycopus americanus Muhl. ex Barton
Family Name: 
Lamiaceae (Labiatae) - Mint Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
native perennial, reproducing by seed, rhizomes, and roots stems
upright, solitary sometimes branched at base, square and ridged , slender, smooth, sometimes reddish, scattered hairs, dense hairs at node
Stems of American Bugleweed
Stems of American Bugleweed
opposite, lanceolate to oval, sessile or very short petiole, deeply lobed become smaller and unlobed above, lobed often to mid-vein below, smooth with hairs on veins below, wide-spaced along stem
Leaves of American Bugleweed
Leaves of American Bugleweed
4 to 5-petaled forming tube, white very small pink-purple spots; axillary cluster above, whorled, dense