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Lycopus virginicus
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Lycopus virginicus

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Lycopus virginicus
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Lycopus virginicus

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Aphididae  Kaltenbachiella ulmifusa @ NCSU_ENT (3)

Tiliphagus lycoposugus @ NCSU (7)
Halictidae  Lasioglossum oceanicum @ UCMS_ENT (2)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia angustata @ BPI (9)
Synchytriaceae  Synchytrium aureum @ BPI (2)

Synchytrium cellulare @ BPI (2)
_  Aulacorthum( @ NCSU_ENT (1)

Coniosporium harknessioides @ BPI (1)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Lycopus virginicus L. Virginia Bugleweed
Lamiaceae — Mint family
Lycopus virginicus Lycopus virginicus
Middle Run Valley Natural Area
August 2004

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Lycopus virginicus  L.

Lycopus virginicus plant

Family - Lamiaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Lycopus virginicus stem

Leaves - No info. yet.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Lycopus virginicus inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Lycopus virginicus flowers

Flowering - July - October.

Habitat - Wet ground of meadows, low woods, thickets, swamps, sloughs, ditches, oxbow lakes, and river flood plains.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found scattered throughout much of Missouri but is mostly absent from the central Ozark region. The plant can be identified by its small white flowers (which are in clusters in the leaf axils), its square stems, and its leaves (which abruptly taper to the base). Plants of this genus lack any minty fragrance.

Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 9-8-02, and off Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL., 10-7-04.

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Lycopus virginicus L.
Virginia water horehound

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General Information
Symbol: LYVI4
Group: Dicot
Family: Lamiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
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 .

Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United States, MI. 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: 146. 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 .




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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 virginicus L. – Virginia water horehound

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Michigan Virginia water-horehound Threatened

Wetland Status

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

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