Lycopus virginicus L.  
Family: Lamiaceae
bugleweed, Virginia water-horehound
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Lycopus: from Greek lukos, "wolf," and pous, "foot"
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-40" tall, aromatic forb; stems square; creeping stolon ending with a shallow tuber
Leaves: opposite, long and narrow with a pointed tip and a few shallow teeth
Flowers: white, 5 lobed, tiny, 2 stamens slightly longer than the petals; inflorescence tight, small, whorled clusters from the leaf axils; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet, fruit drawing
Habitat: moist; meadows, marshes, streambanks, cliffs
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Marion Sheehan  
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Paul Skawinski  
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Caroline A. Creevey  
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