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Wood sage, Canadian germander
Teucrium canadense
Lamiaceae
 

Copyright by: James Lange, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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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).

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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).


Copyright by: James Lange, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: James Lange, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: James Lange, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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