American Bugle Weed
(American Bugleweed - Cutleaf Water Horehound
Lycopus americanus
Lamiaceae (Mint) Family

The plant is an upright, smooth or slightly rough perennial. Its preferred habitat is moist woods, marshes, edges of lakes and ponds. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are opposite on the stem, consisting of one whole part, short leaf stalks, elliptic to ovate in form; acute or accuminate (the sides are less than equal and the tip may be pinched). The margins are toothed and the base is attenuate (wedge-shaped).

The flowers are in axillary clusters. The calyx is symmetrical in form; five lobes. The corolla is nearly symmetrical; also five lobed. The color is white or dull white. Stamens number 2 to 4 and extend beyond the corolla. Flowers occur in late summer and early autumn.

Fruit is schizocarp.

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