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Lycopus rubellus Moench
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Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora lycopi @ BPI (2)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia angustata @ BPI (1)

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Lycopus rubellus Moench Taperleaf Bugleweed
Lamiaceae — Mint family
Lycopus rubellus
Delaware Seashore State Park
August 2003

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Lycopus rubellus Moench
taperleaf water horehound

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General Information
Symbol: LYRU
Group: Dicot
Family: Lamiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   N
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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species . Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 147. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team . Usage Requirements .



Symbol Scientific Name
LYAN3 Lycopus angustifolius Elliott
LYRUA Lycopus rubellus Moench var. angustifolius (Elliott) H.E. Ahles
LYRUA2 Lycopus rubellus Moench var. arkansanus (Fresen.) Benner
LYRUL Lycopus rubellus Moench var. lanceolatus Benner
LYVE4 Lycopus velutinus Rydb.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae ⁄ Labiatae – Mint family
Genus Lycopus L. – waterhorehound
Species Lycopus rubellus Moench – taperleaf water horehound

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Massachusetts gypsywort Endangered
New York gypsy-wort Endangered
Pennsylvania taper-leaved bugle-weed Endangered
Rhode Island stalked water-horehound Special Concern

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain OBL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont OBL
Great Plains OBL
Midwest OBL
Northcentral & Northeast OBL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast OBL

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Integrated Taxonomic Information System (LYRUA2)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (LYRUL)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (LYVE4)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (LYRU)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (LYRU)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (LYRU)



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