Family, Mint. Color, bright red. The bracts near the flowers are also a bright red, adding to the brilliant scarlet of the blossom. Calyx, narrowly tubular, with 5 bristly-pointed teeth, hairy in the throat. Corolla, 2-lipped, the upper arched, the lower 3-divided into unequal lobes. Flowers, thickly massed in solitary clusters, terminating a simple, straight stem, 2 to 3 feet high. Leaves, thin, petioled, 3 to 6 inches long, opposite, sharply pointed at apex, rounded at base, serrate. July to September.

Plant with strong mint odor, showy, not uncommon, growing in damp woods along banks of streams from Mew I England to Michigan, south to Georgia. Found 5,200 feet high in North Carolina.