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Northern bugleweed

Scientific name

Lycopus uniflorus


Northern Bugleweed is a wildflower species that grows about 0.5 m in height. The leaves are dark green, oppositely arranged, attached to the stem, elliptic shaped, and have coarsely toothed margins. The flowers are small, white colored, bell shaped, appear in dense whorls where the leaves meet the stem, and bloom between July and September. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies. The bitter tasting leaves do not attract mammals.

Planting conditions

Northern Bugleweed grows best in wet or moist conditions with full or partial sun exposure. It prefers poorly drained areas with loam or sand soil types. This plant is tolerant to flooding. This wildflower can be naturally found in moist forests, wet fields, swamps, marshes, and along stream or lake shorelines.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Moist
    • Wet
    • Flood Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 2b
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 0.5 m
  • Spread:
    • 0.5 m