Agastache nepetoides (L.) Kuntze  
Family: Lamiaceae
catnip giant hyssop, yellow giant hyssop
[Hyssopus nepetoides L.]
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Agastache: from agan, "very much," and stachys, "an ear of corn or wheat," having many spikes
Plants: erect, perennial, 3'-5' tall, aromatic forb; stems square, branching toward the top
Leaves: opposite, coarsely toothed, thin, stalked, rounded at the base, finely hairy beneath
Flowers: green to yellow, 5-parted, 1/3" long, slightly irregular, not hairy; flower drawing inflorescence dense whorls of flowers forming cylindrical spikes up to 8" ; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Habitat: partial sun; woods, disturbed areas
Conservation Status: Threatened
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Christopher Noll  
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Kathie and Tom Brock  
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Kathie and Tom Brock  
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Christopher Noll  
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