American germander, Canadian germander, wood sage
Etymology: Teucrium: from Teucer, "a Trojan king"
Plants: erect, perennial, 12"-40" tall forb; stems square, unbranched, densely hairy
Leaves: opposite, toothed, stalked, softly hairy on the top
Flowers: pink to purple, 5-parted, 3/8"-3/4" long, not hooded; inflorescence a 2"-8" tall, dense, terminal, spike-like, conical cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms July-Aug.
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Habitat: moist to wet; woods, prairies
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 4, Wetland Indicator = FACW- USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"