Virginia bugleweed, bugleweed, buglewort, carpenterís herb, gypsyweed, gypsywort, horehound, Paulís betony, purple archangel, sweet bugleweed, water bugle, water horehound, wolf foot, wood betony.
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.
July to October.
Rich, moist soil, in fields or forests.
Herb during flowering time.
This herb is used as an astringent and sedative, and reportedly it has many other drug uses.