American Germander (Teucrium canadense)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 1-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-4 feet
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: White and pink.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Bog gardening
Uses: Erosion control
Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Other info: This plant self seeds.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Division
Stolons and runners
Other: This plant spreads like wildfire.
Pollinators: Self
Bees

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Location: Clark Hill Road, Pequea, PA 17565Date: 2016-07-11
By csandt
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Location: Molly Hollar Wildscape Arlinton, Texas.Date: Spring 2010This is a very vigorous plant, good for ground cover.
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-07-09found in an isolated and deep rural/farm ditch
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Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield
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Location: Toolesboro Indian Mounds, IowaDate: 2011-07-03
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Location: Toolesboro Indian Mounds, IowaDate: 7-3-11
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Location: Clark Hill Road, Pequea, PA 17565Date: 2016-07-11
By csandt
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Location: Clark Hill Road, Pequea, PA 17565Date: 2016-07-11
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Unknown plant has started to bloom by wildflowers Aug 4, 2019 3:24 PM 5
A type of mint or lobelia by rhino57 Jul 14, 2018 8:06 AM 4
Is this a type of skullcap by Buzandbee Jul 25, 2017 6:48 PM 8
Is this stinging nettle? Or catnip? by PAgirl63 May 27, 2015 11:02 AM 28
Wildflowers along the Mississippi River by jmorth Jul 4, 2012 5:22 PM 3
Teucrium genus by Justin Jan 20, 2013 8:55 AM 12

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