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Horsemint, Nettle-Leaf Giant Hyssop

Lamiaceae Agastache urticifolia

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Lamiaceae Family
Indian Coleus Whorled Plectranthus Coleus Obedient Plant Self-Heal Orange Salvia Spearmint Spotted Mint Tall Mint Russian sage

Agastache Genus
False Nettle, AKA Giant Hyssop, Horsemint Horsemint, Nettle-Leaf Giant Hyssop
Physical Description
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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
Horsemint, Nettle-Leaf Giant Hyssop - August 25, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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