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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 (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
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”
SpeciesamericanusAmerican

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Lycopus americanus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Nov 2013.

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Lycopus americanus (American Water-horehound)

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

Lycopus americanus (American Water-horehound)

8/28/2013 · Pearl Hill State Park, Townsend, MA
≈ 7 × 8" (16 × 20 cm)

Lycopus americanus (American Water-horehound)

8/28/2013 · Pearl Hill State Park, Townsend, MA
≈ 8 × 8" (19 × 20 cm)

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