Lycopus virginicus L.
Common Name: BUGLE WEED
Coefficient of Conservatism: 8
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb
Status: T

Usually forested floodplains of major rivers, occasionally in swamp forests.

This is a more robust species than L. uniflorus, with dense and nearly spherical infructescences nearly or quite concealing the bracts and calyces. The nutlets are larger than in L. uniflorus. The leaves are sometimes reddish tinged.

This is widespread, though rare, in southern Michigan, with an outlying occurence along the Ontonagon River in the western Upper Peninsula. See Lycopus uniflorus for comments on hybrids.


Bay County
Ingham County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Midland County
Muskegon County
Ontonagon County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 3, 2022.