Taxon  Report   5247    
Lycopus americanus  W. P. C. Barton
American water horehound,  Bugleweed
Lycopus americanus
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Lycopus americanus
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Lycopus americanus
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Lycopus americanus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Lycopus americanus
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Lycopus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lycopus americanus var. longii
PLANTS: Lycopus americanus var. scabrifolius
PLANTS: Lycopus sinuatus
More information about  Lycopus americanus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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