Plant A Day – Canada Germander

Canada Germander Teucrium canadense

Canada Germander
Teucrium canadense

Canada Germander’s claim to fame is its oddly shaped flower.  You need to bend over to get a good look at it, but it’s a very unique configuration of petals.  The large lower lip is a perfect platform for pollinating insects to land on and the spots are lined up as a runway to follow into the middle of the flower to pick up some pollen.

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