SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lycopus americnus
COMMON NAMES: Common Bugleweed, American Water Horehound, Water Horehound
BLOOM TIME: July, Aug, Sept
- A variety of insects visit the flowers, primarily for nectar, especially short-tongued bees, wasps, and flies.
- Other floral visitors include long-tongued bees, butterflies, skippers, and beetles.
- The caterpillars of the Hermit Sphinx feed on the foliage of this and other members of the Mint family.
- Other insect feeders include aphids which feeds on the roots during the summer.
- The leaves are bitter-tasting & not often eaten by mammalian herbivores.