Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Water Horehound, American Horehound, American Bugleweed

Water Horehound, American Horehound, American Bugleweed

Lycopus americanus

Full to part sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, prefers rich organic soil but tolerant of most soils except rocky, moderately acid to slightly alkaline pH.  1-3 ft. height, blooms late summer into fall, white flowers, spreads at a moderate rate by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  A, D

Native Region:  Statewide

Can be weedy or invasive.  One of the non-aromatic mints typical of wetland sites.  Not particularly showy.  Attracts bees and butterflies.


2 responses to “Water Horehound, American Horehound, American Bugleweed

  1. carolyn treanor September 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Can you use the horehound weed that grows in Tennessee to make candy for coughs

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