Family, Mint. Color, light pink, touched with crimson. Calyx, bell - shape, deeply 5-toothed. Corolla, tubular, with inflated throat, 2-lipped, the upper lip entire, the lower 3-parted, its middle lobe broad and notched, 1 inch long. Leaves, thick, serrate, lance-shape, sessile, opposite, tapering at both ends. Stems, smooth, slender, wand-like, square. June to September.

Tall plants, 1 to 5 feet in height, with showy spikes of pink flowers, crowded, almost overlapping one another. Often cultivated. Wet soil, Quebec, south to Florida, Louisiana, and westward.