crenate, dentate, serrate
elliptic, lanceolate, ovate
pink, purple, white
May - December
1.0 - 3.0
A shrub with clusters of axillary flowers and fruit along the stem. Its leaves are soft, pubescent and aromatic when crushed. Square stem. Teeth along edge of leaves. Hair ball forms when rubbed.
Valuable as a wildlife food plant. Cattle take the leaves after grass matures and browse the twigs during winter.
Sandy or rocky woodlands, usually moist and low rich bottomlands, fencerows, and the edges of swamps.