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.
*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 careRemove 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|
|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
- The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
- 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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