Lycopus rubellus Moench - Taperleaf Waterhorehound
Family - Lamiaceae
Calices and fruits.
Flowering - June - December.
Habitat - Marshes, swamp forests, alluvial woods, wet ditches.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found scattered throughout most of Alabama and may be present in every county. The plant can be identified by its toothed, tapering leaves, its 4-angled stems, and its fruits. The fruits are shorter than the calyx lobes when mature (see calices photo above). The flowers of this species are slightly larger than other species that resemble it.
Photographs taken at Conecuh National Forest, AL., 10-23-04.