Collinsonia canadensis L. 

Richweed Horse Balm

Names and Myths

Collinsonia For English botanist Peter Collinson 1694-1768

Canadensis of Canada

Natural history / Folklore

Like many other mints the oils in its leaves have been used for tea. Horse Balm is not a Balm for Horses, but a course plant that can be used like Balm (Melissa). Another common name is stone root, and it was used to treat “Stone” an medical condition.33


Summer and Fall, light-yellow fringed lower lip, leaves citronella odor when crushed.

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