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Water horehounds (Lycopus)
Also known as : Bugleweeds
Water horehounds are herbaceous perennial wetland plants that generally bloom during the summer in a tight whorl-like formation. It is said that the Latin name of Lycopus is derived from the similarity of some species’ leaves to the paw print of a wolf.
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Attributes of Water horehounds

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Deciduous

Scientific Classification of Water horehounds

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Exploring the Water horehounds Plants

8 most common species:
Lycopus europaeus
Gypsywort
Gypsywort (Lycopus europaeus) is native to Europe. Its name comes from gypsies, who once used it to dye their clothes and skin. Gypsywort thrives in natural water habitats, such as lakes, rivers, and marshes.
Lycopus lucidus
Lycopi rhizoma
The rhizome is white, enlarges more than 1 cm in diameter, and extends sideways. The stem stands upright from the underground stem, is a thick quadrilateral, is 76 to 122 cm high, and does not branch. The knot part becomes slightly black, and white hair grows, but there is no hair in the part other than the knot. Leaves are slightly densely facing, with no or short petiole. Leaf blades range from wide needle shape to narrow oval, with a length of 8 to 15 cm and a width of 1.5 to 4 cm. The upper one gradually gets smaller. The leaf tips are sharp, and the edges have rough serrations. The leaf quality is hard, hairless, and shiny. Small flowers are closely attached to the upper leaflets. The spider is 5 to 5 mm long, splits up to the middle, the shard is thin, and the tip is sharpened like a sting. The corolla is white, about 5 mm long, with a short lip shape. There are two upper lips and three lower lips slightly longer than the upper lip. There are two stamens. The fruit consists of 4 parts, and they are wedge-shaped, 2 mm long and wide.
Lycopus americanus
American bugleweed
American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus) is a member of the mint family. However, it doesn’t smell like other members of the family, and is often called the “odorless mint.” Insects enjoy its flowers and roots, and it can be found in areas that regularly flood.
Lycopus virginicus
Virginia Water Horehound
Virginia Water Horehound (Lycopus virginicus) is a perennial flowering herb that is native to North America. The indigenous Cherokee people traditionally used it in spiritual ceremonies.
Lycopus uniflorus
Bugleweed
Bugleweed(Lycopus uniflorus) is a member of the mint family and indigenous to North American and East Asia. It adores soggy areas such as marshes. Native American tribes considered the root to be an important food source.
Lycopus cavaleriei
Korean bugleweed
A long white rhizome extends from the rhizome, and many roots grow on the root of the rhizome. The stem is upright without branching, is square, is 15 to 60 cm in height, has no hair on the stem, and has hair only on the nodes. Leaves are opposite, leaf blades are slender egg-shaped to folding needle shape, length 2 to 4 cm, width 1 to 2 cm, leaf tip is sharp or blunt, base gradually thins into long petiole, on edge Has a blunt and coarse sawtooth. The surface of the leaves is almost hairless, dull, and has fine glands. Several small flowers are densely attached to each leaflet. The scissors are about 3 mm long, and are split into 5 to the middle. The corolla is white, about 3 mm long, and 4 points apart. There are 2 stamens and 1 stamen. The fruit consists of 4 fruits, and the fruits become a wedge-shaped tetrahedron with a length of about 1.5 mm.
Lycopus asper
Rough bugleweed
This is a perennial herb growing from a rhizome with thick, knobby tips. The plant grows erect to around 80 centimeters in maximum height, but is known to reach one meter. Its stem is lined with pairs of toothed leaves with heads of flowers in their axils. The flower is white and a few millimeters in length.
Lycopus rubellus
Taperleaf water horehound
Taperleaf water horehound are herbaceous perennial wetland plants that generally bloom during the summer in a tight whorl-like formation. It is said that the Latin name of Lycopus is derived from the similarity of some species’ leaves to the paw print of a wolf.
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Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
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Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
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The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
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Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
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Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
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Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
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Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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Lycopus
Also known as: Bugleweeds
Water horehounds are herbaceous perennial wetland plants that generally bloom during the summer in a tight whorl-like formation. It is said that the Latin name of Lycopus is derived from the similarity of some species’ leaves to the paw print of a wolf.
Lifespan
Lifespan
Perennial
info

Key Facts About Water horehounds

Attributes of Water horehounds

Leaf type
Deciduous

Scientific Classification of Water horehounds

distribution

Distribution of Water horehounds

Distribution Map of Water horehounds

distribution map
Native
Cultivated
Invasive
Potentially invasive
Exotic
No species reported
species

Exploring the Water horehounds Plants

8 most common species:
Lycopus europaeus
Gypsywort
Gypsywort (Lycopus europaeus) is native to Europe. Its name comes from gypsies, who once used it to dye their clothes and skin. Gypsywort thrives in natural water habitats, such as lakes, rivers, and marshes.
Lycopus lucidus
Lycopi rhizoma
The rhizome is white, enlarges more than 1 cm in diameter, and extends sideways. The stem stands upright from the underground stem, is a thick quadrilateral, is 76 to 122 cm high, and does not branch. The knot part becomes slightly black, and white hair grows, but there is no hair in the part other than the knot. Leaves are slightly densely facing, with no or short petiole. Leaf blades range from wide needle shape to narrow oval, with a length of 8 to 15 cm and a width of 1.5 to 4 cm. The upper one gradually gets smaller. The leaf tips are sharp, and the edges have rough serrations. The leaf quality is hard, hairless, and shiny. Small flowers are closely attached to the upper leaflets. The spider is 5 to 5 mm long, splits up to the middle, the shard is thin, and the tip is sharpened like a sting. The corolla is white, about 5 mm long, with a short lip shape. There are two upper lips and three lower lips slightly longer than the upper lip. There are two stamens. The fruit consists of 4 parts, and they are wedge-shaped, 2 mm long and wide.
Lycopus americanus
American bugleweed
American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus) is a member of the mint family. However, it doesn’t smell like other members of the family, and is often called the “odorless mint.” Insects enjoy its flowers and roots, and it can be found in areas that regularly flood.
Lycopus virginicus
Virginia Water Horehound
Virginia Water Horehound (Lycopus virginicus) is a perennial flowering herb that is native to North America. The indigenous Cherokee people traditionally used it in spiritual ceremonies.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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