American water horehound
Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.
Scientific name: Lycopus americanus Muhl. ex W. Bartram
Common name(s): American water horehound, water horehound, American bugleweed
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-simple opposite leaves
-largely toothed leaves with deep lobes
-high fire tolerance
– may be confused with L. uniflorus (has tubers) or L. virginicus (no tubers), but only in wet areas; see left sidebar on Go Botany webpage.
-can be used as a analgesic or gastro-intestinal aid
Go Botany. “Lycopus Americanus Muhl. Ex W. Bart.” Lycopus Americanus (American Water-Horehound): Go Botany, 2020, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/lycopus/americanus/.
Natural REsource Conservation Service. “Conservation Plant Characteristics for ScientificName (CommonName): USDA PLANTS.” Conservation Plant Characteristics for ScientificName (CommonName) | USDA PLANTS, USDA, 2021, plants.usda.gov/java/charProfile?symbol=LYAM.