Family, Mint. Color, purplish. Leaves, petioled, roundish, entire, sprinkled underneath with resinous dots. Calyx, 5-toothed. Corolla, 2-lipped, 4-lobed, the upper lip broad and slightly notched. Stamens, 4, standing well out from the flower. The bracts and stem of this plant often have a purplish tinge. July and August.
The small flowers are arranged in terminal, close spikes with the colored bracts interspersed. The whole plant fragrant and with a pleasant taste.
Dry fields and roadsides, New England to Pennsylvania.