Lycopus americanus
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Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Lycopus
L. americanus
Binomial name
Lycopus americanus
Muhl. ex W.Bartram 1815

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

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


  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

External links

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