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Common Name: American Germander
Teucrium canadense is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Eastern N. America - Nova Scotia to Florida and Mexico.
Woods and thickets[
]. Stream bottom woods and low open ground in Texas[
Succeeds in full sun in any moderately good well-drained soil[
A tea made from the leaves is diaphoretic, diuretic and emmenagogue[
]. The leaves are applied externally to cuts etc as an antiseptic dressing[
The plant is a widespread adulterant to commercial supplies of skullcap, Scutellaria lateriflora[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed[
]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer if they are large enough. Otherwise, grow them on in a cold frame for the winter and plant them out in the following spring.
Division in early spring[
]. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is best to pot up smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame until they are growing away well. Plant them out in the summer or the following spring.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, mid summer in a frame[