Lycopus virginicus - Plant

Lycopus virginicus is a species of flowering plant in the mint family known by many common names.

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About Lycopus virginicus

Lycopus virginicus is a species of flowering plant in the mint family. This perennial wildflower more or less erect with an unbranched stem. The stem is light green, 4-angled, and slightly pubescent. Leaves are medium green, lanceolate-ovate to ovate, and serrated along their margins.

Dense clusters of numerous flowers occur in the axils of the leaves. Each flower is consisting of a light green calyx that is short-tubular with 4-5 teeth, a white corolla that is short-tubular with 4-5 tiny lobes, 2 stamens, and a pistil. The rather broad teeth of the calyx are triangular ovate. The stamens are more or less included with the corolla.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Virginia Bugleweed, Virginia water horehound, American water hoarhound, sweet bugleweed, water bugle, herb of carpenter, green archangel, purple archangel, betony of Paul, woodbetony, wolf foot
Maximum Reachable Height 10 to 20 inches
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time Midsummer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Remove deadhead to prolong flowering.
  • Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.
  • The plant will die with the first frost.

    Lycopus virginicus care

    This species adapts to many kinds of wetlands, whether they are in a degraded or high-quality state. Virginia Bugleweed will thrive in full sun to light shade, wet to consistently moist conditions, and any soil containing significant amounts of organic matter. Standing water is tolerated for short to intermediate periods of time.

    Sunlight Full Sun
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Lycopus virginicus special feature

    The whole herb is used. It is slightly aromatic, with a mint-like odour and is used, fresh, when in flower, for the preparation of a tincture and a fluid extract, until recent years official in the United States Pharmacopoeia. It is also used dried for making an infusion.

    Lycopus virginicus uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • Sedative, astringent and mildly narcotic
    • Used in coughs, bleeding from the lungs and consumption
    • The infusion made from 1 OZ
    • of the dried herb to 1 pint of boiling water is taken in wineglassful doses, frequently, the fluid extract in doses of 10 to 30 drops, and the dry extract, Lycopin, in doses of 1 to 4 grains
    • Note: Please consult your health expert

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Lycopus virginicus ?

    Lycopus virginicus is commonly known as Virginia Bugleweed, Virginia water horehound, American water hoarhound, sweet bugleweed, water bugle, herb of carpenter, green archangel, purple archangel, betony of Paul, woodbetony, wolf foot

    How tall do Lycopus virginicus grow?

    On average Lycopus virginicus grows 10 to 20 inches

    What color are Lycopus virginicus ?

    A Lycopus virginicus plant bears flowers of color White

    When Lycopus virginicus blooms?

    With enough light, Lycopus virginicus may produce White flowers in Midsummer

    How hard is Lycopus virginicus to grow?

    A Lycopus virginicus is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Lycopus virginicus need?

    A Lycopus virginicus prefers Full Sun

    How much water does a Lycopus virginicus need?

    A Lycopus virginicus prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Lycopus virginicus need?

    A Lycopus virginicus prefers Well-drained soil

    How often should I fertilize my Lycopus virginicus ?

    To encourage Lycopus virginicus growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



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