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Collinsonia canadensis L.
Coefficient of Conservatism: 8
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Oak-hickory and sassafras or, more often, rich beech-maple or even deciduous swamps.

A stout plant (to 1.5 m tall), large-leaved, from a large hard rhizome. The flowers and crushed foliage have a strong lemon-like fragrance. Perilla frutescens is sometimes mistaken as this species, but is annual and has white to pink corollas (not yellow), with 4 stamens (not exserted), large bracts, and generally shorter pedicels.


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MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 28, 2023.