American Germander (Teucrium canadense)


American Germander Teucrium canadense L. var. virginicum (L.) Eat. (MINT FAMILY)

American germander is an erect perennial 2-4 ft tall arising from a slender rhizome with a pubescent stem. The opposite leaves are ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, petiolate, pubescent, and dentate on the margin. The inflorescence is a terminal spike of pink to purplish-pink flowers. The corolla is tubular and bilabiate with a darker purplish-pink throat. The upper lip is 4-lobed and reduced, the lower, 5-lobed and prominent. The fruit is composed of 4 nutlets.