Teucrium canadense, American Germander

American Germander growing in front of Sweet Joe Pye Weed.

American Germander, aka Canada Germander, is a species in the mint family that can often be found along moist woodland edges. At Shelterwood it grows at the base of our drain field, as seen above, near Sweet Joe Pye Weed. Given its mint-family, it needs to be grown where it will be competed with -Sweet Joe Pye does a good job of it.  White Vervain, Obedient Plant, or Fringed Loosestrife will also do. Come to think of it, there are many species for just this niche.
Blooms: pink, July into August
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Conditions: sun to part shade, wet to moist-medium
Comparison: Germander on left & similar-looking Marsh Hedge Nettle on right.