Another one of our wetland mints, this little number has very distinct, lobed leaves. White flower clusters appear in the leaf axils. Closely related to bugleweed, and sometimes called cut-leaf bugleweed, American water horehound is very bitter. It can handle a fairly wide range of soil moistures – I have seen it in temporary standing water as well as along the edge of my sandy driveway.
Grows with flat-topped goldenrod, panicled aster, wild mint, bugleweed, joe pye weed, boneset, northern reed grass, woolly sedge and graceful sedge.
Flower Colour: white
Life Cycle: perennial
Sun Exposure: full sun – part shade
Bloom Period: July – August
Height: up to 1 ft
Soil: medium to moist