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Lycopus americanus

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Common Name: Water Horehound, American Horehound, American Bugleweed

Full to part sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, prefers rich organic soil but tolerant of most soils except rocky, moderately acid to slightly alkaline pH.  1-3 ft. height, blooms late summer into fall, white flowers, spreads at a moderate rate by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  A, D

Native Region: Statewide

Can be weedy or invasive.  One of the non-aromatic mints typical of wetland sites.  Not particularly showy.  Attracts bees and butterflies.

Water Horehound, American Horehound, American Bugleweed - Lycopus americanus
Photo Courtesy John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/