Wood Sage - American Germander - Dixie Germander
Nash's Germander
Teucrium canadense var. canadense - Lannaeus
T. canadense
var. hypoleacum - Nash
Lamiaceae (Mint) Family

Plant is an upright, hairy perennial with a square rhizome. It is known to reach heights of 2 to 3 feet on a stout central stem with four prominent ridges. Preferred habitat is prairies, woods and ditches (especially prolific around brackish pools). Distribution is occasional in the Escambia region.

Leaves are opposite on the stem; up to 5 inches long and 2.5 inches across; broadly ovate or lance-like, coarsely serrated, and have deep venation. Leaf base is wedge-shaped or may be rounded. The lower leaves gave short stout petioles, while the upper leaves are not stalked.

Flowers are a branched raceme at the end of the stem. Calyx is 5-lobed. Corolla has 1 lip; pink to lavender and 4 stamens that extend beyond the corolla. Flowering occurs in the summer.

Fruit is an ovary with two or more seed chambers.

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