Latin name: Lycopus uniflorus
Medicinal use of Bugleweed:The whole plant is antitussive and sedative.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Low, wet or boggy ground in the north of its range, wet woodland in the south.
Edible parts of Bugleweed:Root - raw or cooked. The roots were a staple food for some native North American Indian tribes. The crisp white tubers can be eaten raw in salads or cooked in soups etc. When boiled for a short time they are said to make an agreeable vegetable, somewhat like Chinese artichokes (Stachys affinis).
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first year. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer. Division in spring or autumn. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.
Cultivation of Bugleweed:Low, wet or boggy ground in the north of its range, wet woodland in the south.
Known hazards of Lycopus uniflorus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.