Virginia Bugleweed
Lycopus virginicus L. (Lamiaceae)

Common Names
Virginia bugleweed, bugleweed, buglewort, carpenterís herb, gypsyweed, gypsywort, horehound, Paulís betony, purple archangel, sweet bugleweed, water bugle, water horehound, wolf foot, wood betony.

Description
A shrub with a 4-angled stem. Dark green or purple-tinged leaves are somewhat ovate, coarsely toothed, and narrowed at each end. Whorls of tubular flowers are borne in the leaf axils.

Flowering Period
July to October.

Habitat
Rich, moist soil, in fields or forests.

Harvest
Herb during flowering time.

Uses
This herb is used as an astringent and sedative, and reportedly it has many other drug uses.

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