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Collinsonia canadensis

Canada Horsebalm, Richweed, Hardhack, Heal-All, Horseweed, Ox-Balm and Stone root.

Scientific Name:

Collinsonia canadensis

Genus:

Collinsonia

Species Epithet:

canadensis

Common Name:

Canada Horsebalm, Richweed, Hardhack, Heal-All, Horseweed, Ox-Balm and Stone root.

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Cove forests, rich forests, especially over calcareous ormafic substrates.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Notes:

Nectar for woodland bees

Collinsonia canadensis Plant

Tom Harville's yard in Cary, NC Oct 2007

image

Tom Harville

This plant is coming to the end of its bloom time and you can note the leaves getting a bit ratty and the seed pods forming under the last blooms.

Close up of the bloom cluster

image

Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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