Agastache urticifolia

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Scientific Name Agastache urticifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol AGUR
Common Name Horsemint Giant Hyssop, Nettleleaf Giant Hyssop ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 32450
Family Lamiaceae (Mint) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (6700 to 10900 ft.); often in moist areas, rock outcrops, along streambanks, meadsows and open areas in woods.
Plant: Upright perennial 2 to 6+ feet tall; four-sided stems.
Leaves: Opposite, ovate to deltoid-ovate stem leaves with toothed edges, smooth on top, light green on bottom.
Inflorescence: Small white to purplish flowers in a dense terminal spike, each with two pairs of stamens projecting beyond petals.
Bloom Period: June to September.
Reference: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and "Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier.
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