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Teucrium canadense

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Common Name:  Germander

Full to part sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, sandy or clayey soil but not rocky, strongly acid to slightly alkaline pH.  1-3 feet height, blooms summer into fall, pink flowers, spreads aggressively by rhizomes and slowly by seed.

Germination Code: C(60)

Native Region: Statewide

This plant can be weedy and invasive. Prefers shallow, submerged soils.  Dense flower spikes make a nice cut flower.  Attracts birds.

Germander - Teucrium canadense 1
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
Germander - Teucrium canadense 2
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/