Hedeoma pulegioides
   compleat botanica    plants    specimen names    Specimen (He - He)   
This page was created using standard templates and sample data from
The Compleat Botanica.

Learn how you can publish your own plant pictures and plant-related data using
The Compleat Botanica.









Hedeoma pulegioides

American false pennyroyal

  family lamiaceae 
  genus hedeoma 

More specimen entries
[prev]  [hedeoma pulegioides]  [Next]


Genus  Hedeoma Species  pulegioides Variety  Cultivar  Common names  American false pennyroyal Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S11311 Data source  HtZn p122;Frgnt p291
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Decumbent Overall height  4" - 1' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to light shade Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Sandy Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The leaves of Hedeoma pulegioides have a mildly pungent aroma. American false pennyroyal needs summer days with high heat. The optimal soil texture for this plant is one that is sandy. Full sun to light shade is ideal for this species. It likes well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  It contains a toxic oil Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  mint scented leaves. pungent and agreeable odor freely released Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Pungent Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Propagation of Hedeoma pulegioides can be achieved by seed. American false pennyroyal is a wildflower.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Flowers: Hedeoma pulegioides has insignificant flowers. Most often the blossoms occur in either blue or lavender.

Page 2193 of 4998

Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


  Order your copy here