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Search Term(s): Collinsonia canadensis   (1 record found)

Mint Family
Collinsonia canadensis  (northern horsebalm)   
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Carex Section
Meaning of Scientific Name
Collinsonia: named for Peter Collinson; canadensis: of or from Canada and North America
Life Form
Perennial Herb
Phenology (Flowering Period)
Physiographic Province
☑ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

Moist upland woods, usually rich woodlands
State Status
Piedmont Status
Coastal Plain Status
Global Rank
Federal Status
Geographic Affinity
Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
Coefficient of Conservatism
Invasive Watchlist
Global Origin (Non-native Species)
Wildlife Values
Host plant for Papaipema astuta (Yellow Stoneroot Borer Moth) and P. duplicata (Dark Stoneroot Borer Moth).
Medicinal Properties
Parts used: Leaf, Flower, Root. Used internally as a tea or tincture for venous congestion with fullness in the throat, larynx, prostate, gastrointestinal tract, and rectum. Also used for irritation of the vocal chords from constant speaking or singing, as well as laryngitis. Topically used as a poultice for bruises, small cuts and boils.
ID Notes
Additional Info
Habitats in which this plant occurs
Forest Interior (Upland Piedmont)
Tuliptree Rich Wood (Piedmont)
Tuliptree Rich Wood (Coastal Plain)
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