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Wood sage, Canadian germander
Teucrium canadense
Lamiaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wet to moist wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida.
Description:
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
Typically 2-3 feet in height. Spreads and forms patches much broader than tall.
Growth Rate:
Fast.
Range:
Eastern and central North America west to Arizona and south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland; the West Indies (Cuba), Mexico and Central America (Honduras).
Habitats:
Moist to wet hammocks, marshes and swamps.
Soils:
Seasonally wet to moist, moderately well-drained sandy or calcareous soils, with or without organic or humusy top layer.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Pink.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous nutlet.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed and division.
Comments:
Can be very aggressive, spreading from underground stems (rhizomes).


 


James Lange, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Keith A. Bradley
James Lange, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Shirley Denton
James Lange, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton

Shirley Denton