elliptic, lanceolate, oval, ovate
pink, purple, white
May - October
0.8 - 1.0
Flowers with the two lower sepals different from the upper. Its leaves are 6-10 cm long. It is often confused with Stachys floridana, which has five uniform lobes on its flowers and leaves that are 1-4 cm long. Square and very fuzzy stem stems, opposite leaves. Flowers have no upper lip (Genus trait). Only mint with underside of leaf grey-green.
Germination of seeds improved when buried in the ground over winter (Fawcett 1908), indicating that moist stratification would be beneficial. Steffen (1997) recommends moist/cold stratification.
Found in water, mud, and wet soils along streams, lakes, marshes and wet grassy areas throughout Louisiana and Texas. It is a variable species that occurs from Canada, south to the gulf coast.
Water and mud along streams, canals, lakes, marshes, and wet grassy swales, low moist woodlands, meadows.