Lycopus americanus

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Lycopus americanus
Lycopus americanus 01.jpg

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Lycopus
Species: L. americanus
Binomial name
Lycopus americanus
Muhl. ex W.Bartram

Lycopus americanus, common names American water horehound[1] or American bugleweed, is a member of the genus Lycopus.

It blooms in late summer and is found in much of North America.

Medicinal plant[edit]

It is reputed to have medicinal properties[citation needed] and has been used as a dye.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Lycopus americanus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  • Niering,W., Olmstead, N., National Audubon Society Guide to North American Wildflowers, Eastern Region,1995, plate 184 and page 573, ISBN 0-394-50432-1