"Germander, Wood Sage, Wild Basil" Teucrium comes from the latin name for this genus and canadense meaning "of Canada
Teucrium comes from the latin name for this genus and canadense meaning "of Canad
|Sun Exposure||Prairie, Savanna|
|Soil Moisture||Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic|
Summer, Fall July, August, September
|Max Height||3 feet|
|Seeds Per Ounce||20,000|
Found on moist soils and wet prairies, thickets, along streams, low areas in pastures, and low, disturbed open ground. Grows to 4 feet with light pink flowers blooming from July through August.
"Native Americans made a tea from the leaves to induce sweating and urination; used like Lycopus for lung ailments, woWerms and piles; used externally as a gargle and antiseptic dressing.
"Some species of Teucrium are fatally toxic; T. canadense has not been tested.
Edible Uses: Unknown
Medicinal Uses: "A tea made from the leaves is diaphoretic, diuretic and emmenagogue. The leaves are applied externally to cuts etc as an antiseptic dressing. The plant is a widespread adulterant to commercial supplies of skullcap, Scutellaria lateriflor. Medicinal Uses: Unknown Herbal Usse: Unknown
Herbal Uses: Unknown