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Hedeoma pulegioides (American false pennyroyal)
Cressler, Alan

Hedeoma pulegioides

Hedeoma pulegioides (L.) Pers.

American False Pennyroyal

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s): Cunila pulegioides, Melissa pulegioides, Ziziphora pulegioides

USDA Symbol: hepu

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Pale blue to pale purple.


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS


Bibref 1207 - Earth Medicine, Earth Food (1990) Michael A. Weiner

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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1990 VOL. 7, NO.4 - Research Update, Wild-Collecting Endangers Natives, Director's Report, Maryland ...

Additional resources

USDA: Find Hedeoma pulegioides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hedeoma pulegioides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hedeoma pulegioides


Record Modified: 2023-04-06
Research By: TWC Staff

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