Lycopus rubellus Moench

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Lycopus rubellus Moench

  • Description

    Species Description - Plants glabrous to densely pubescent, stoloniferous, each stolon ending in a shallow, slender tuber from which a solitary stem arises the next year; lvs thin, lanceolate to elliptic, 5–10 × 1–3 cm, sharply acute to long-acuminate, subentire to sharply serrate, the margins below the lowest tooth concave, forming a petiolar base, or the lf petioled; bracts minute; cal-lobes 5, narrowly triangular, often acuminate but not subulate-tipped; cor 5-lobed, twice as long as the cal; nutlets 1.2–1.5 mm, two-thirds as wide, very flat across the truncate-tuberculate summit, without a distinct dorsal area. Me. to Fla. and Tex., mainly on or near the coastal plain, w. irregularly to s. Mich., and common thence to Ill., Mo., and Ark.

  • Common Names

    stalked water-horehound