OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Lycopus virginicus   FAMILY Lamiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lycopus virginicus   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-31-001:
Lycopus virginicus   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Lycopus virginicus

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Bugleweed, Virginia water horehound


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image of Lycopus virginicus, Virginia Bugleweed, Virginia water horehound

JK Marlow    jkm130430_819

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Lycopus virginicus, Virginia Bugleweed, Virginia water horehound

JK Marlow    jkm210603_0939

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Lycopus virginicus, Virginia Bugleweed, Virginia water horehound

JK Marlow    jkm060813_042

August    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Leaf base tapered to a long, winged petiole; leaf teeth (6-) avg. 8.6 (-11) per side, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Lycopus virginicus, Virginia Bugleweed, Virginia water horehound

JK Marlow    jkm150808_641

August    Watauga County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway, Moses Cone Park

image of Lycopus virginicus, Virginia Bugleweed, Virginia water horehound

JK Marlow    jkm150808_641b

August    Watauga County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway, Moses Cone Park

Each flower only 1/8" across, consisting of a light green calyx & a short-tubular white corolla, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

image of Lycopus virginicus, Virginia Bugleweed, Virginia water horehound

JK Marlow    jkm150808_642

August    Watauga County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway, Moses Cone Park

image of Lycopus virginicus, Virginia Bugleweed, Virginia water horehound

JK Marlow    jkm180821_4075

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Lycopus virginicus, Virginia Bugleweed, Virginia water horehound

JK Marlow    jkm200808_6893

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Lycopus virginicus, Virginia Bugleweed, Virginia water horehound

JK Marlow    jkm200808_6905

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Leaves coarsely toothed, with a long-tapering petiole-like base, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Lycopus virginicus, Virginia Bugleweed, Virginia water horehound

Gill Newberry    gn09_lycopus_v_branch

September        

Stems quadrangular, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Lycopus virginicus, Virginia Bugleweed, Virginia water horehound

JK Marlow    jkm200926_7385

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Lycopus virginicus, Virginia Bugleweed, Virginia water horehound

Gill Newberry    gn10_lycopus_virginicus

October        

Flowers packed into small clusters in axils of widely-spaced pairs of leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Lycopus virginicus, Virginia Bugleweed, Virginia water horehound

JK Marlow    jkm0310b_02

October    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Lycopus virginicus, Virginia Bugleweed, Virginia water horehound

JK Marlow    jkm211027_4570

October    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Lycopus virginicus   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lycopus virginicus   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-31-001:
Lycopus virginicus   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Lycopus virginicus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

880

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: swamps, bottomlands, tidal marshes, other wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical, or nearly so
4-lobed corolla
2 exserted fertile stamens & sometimes 2 sterile stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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