Hedeoma pulegiodies - Plant
Description for Hedeoma pulegiodies
The stems are light green, terete, and pubescent. The opposite leaves are about 1" long; they are elliptic, oblong-lanceolate, or oblong-oblanceolate in shape. The margins of the leaves are smooth or they have a few blunt teeth toward their tips. The petioles of the leaves are short and slender. The foliage of American Pennyroyal has a strong medicinal-mint scent. Small axillary clusters of 1-4 flowers are produced from the base of each middle to upper leaf.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Hedeoma Pers, American pennyroyal, or American false pennyroyal||Blue to purple, white||Mid-summer to early fall||6-18 inches||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
The preference is full sun to light shade, mesic to dry conditions, and soil that is rocky or loamy. Plants that are grown in sunny locations require more moisture than those growing in shade. Barren or disturbed locations that are largely devoid of ground vegetation are preferred, as this reduces competition from taller plants.
|Full sun to light shade||Rocky or loamy, well-drained soil||Medium||77 degrees F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Hedeoma pulegiodies
- Start with pruning shears for smaller growth. Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick. A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
Typical uses of Hedeoma pulegiodies
Special features: Hedeoma pulegioides is a species of Hedeoma native to eastern North America, from Nova Scotia and southern Ontario west to Minnesota and South Dakota, and south to northern Georgia and Arkansas
Culinary use: leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: NA
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