Lycopus americanus

Common name: American Bugleweed (Water Hore-hound)

Native plant

American Bugleweed, also know as American Water-Horehound, is a wetland species frequently used in restoration.  Blooms are inconspicuous, occuring in the axils of the leaves along the length of the stem.  It will spread by both seed and stolons, forming colonies under ideal conditions.


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Yards that Flood

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate


Flower color



Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
4 Feet

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot Rain garden suited

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