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Horsemint, Nettle-Leaf Giant Hyssop
Lamiaceae
Agastache urticifolia


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Lamiaceae Family

Agastache Genus
Physical Description
This is an aromatic perennial herb growing an erect stem with widely spaced leaves, each lance-shaped to nearly triangular and toothed. The inflorescence is a dense spike of many flowers. Each flower has long sepals tipped with bright purple and tubular corollas in shades of pink and purple. The fruit is a light brown, fuzzy nutlet about 2 millimeters long.




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Lamiaceae
Lamiales
Lamiales
Tounge Order (Mints)
Euasterids I
Euasterids I
Real Stars Group One
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

The plant was used medicinally by several Native American groups, especially the leaves.

The species name "urticifolia" refers to the fact that it looks very similar to stinging nettle. You can tell them apart by their stems. The mint has a square stem.



Horsemint, Nettle-Leaf Giant Hyssop
Horsemint, Nettle-Leaf Giant Hyssop - August 25, 2009



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Horsemint, Nettle-Leaf Giant Hyssop - Plant - August 02, 2009



Horsemint, Nettle-Leaf Giant Hyssop - Plant
Horsemint, Nettle-Leaf Giant Hyssop - Plant - August 02, 2009



Horsemint, Nettle-Leaf Giant Hyssop - Plant
Horsemint, Nettle-Leaf Giant Hyssop - Plant - August 02, 2009



Horsemint, Nettle-Leaf Giant Hyssop - Plant
Horsemint, Nettle-Leaf Giant Hyssop - Plant - July 20, 2009



Horsemint, Nettle-Leaf Giant Hyssop - Plant
Horsemint, Nettle-Leaf Giant Hyssop - Plant - July 20, 2009



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