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Lycopus virginicus

Lycopus virginicus L.

 

Virginia Water Horehound, Sweet Bugleweed, Water Bugle, Carpenter’s Herb, Green Archangel, Purple Archangel, Paul’s Betony, Woodbetony, Wolf Foot, Egyptian’s Herb

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”
SpeciesvirginicusFrom or referring to Virginia

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

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Lycopus virginicus (Virginia Water Horehound, Sweet Bugleweed, Water Bugle, Carpenter’s Herb, Green Archangel, Purple Archangel, Paul’s Betony, Woodbetony, Wolf Foot, Egyptian’s Herb)

8/26/2018 · Henry E. Cowdrey Nature Center, Lunenburg, MA
≈ 5 × 7" (13 × 18 cm)

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