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[Agastache scrophulariaefolia (Willd.) Kuntze, more]
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, branched toward the top
Leaves: opposite, mostly hairless beneath
Flowers: pink to purplish, 5-parted, 1/2" long, slightly irregular, not hairy; inflorescence dense whorls of flowers forming a 6" cylindrical spike; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Habitat: dry; upland woods
Conservation Status: Native