American false pennyroyal, American pennyroyal
[Cunila pulegioides L., more...]
Etymology: Hedeoma: from the Greek hedus, "sweet," and osme, "odor," an ancient name for a strongly aromatic mint
Plants: erect, annual, 4"-16" tall forb, aromatic; stems square, usually branched
Leaves: opposite, lance-like to oval, finely hairy, main ones stalked
Flowers: pink, 5-parted, 1/8" long; inflorescence of distinctly-spaced whorls from the leaf axils; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Habitat: upland woods
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 3 USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"