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Lycopus americanus

Lycopus americanus Muhl. ex W. Bartram

Lycopus americanus Muhl. ex W. Bartram var. longii Benner

Lycopus americanus Muhl. ex W. Bartram var. scabrifolius Fernald

Lycopus sinuatus Elliot

American Water-horehound

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyLamiaceaeMint family
GenusLycopusFrom the Greek lykos, “wolf,” and pous, “foot”

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Lycopus americanus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Lycopus americanus (American Water-horehound)

9/11/2013 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, MA
≈ 3½ × 5" (9.2 × 12 cm) ID is uncertain


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