Lycopus virginicus is a species of flowering plant in the mint family known by many common names, including Virginia Bugleweed, water horehound, American water hoarhound, sweet bugleweed, water bugle, carpenter’s herb, green archangel, purple archangel, Paul’s betony, woodbetony, wolf foot, and Egyptian’s herb.
It is native to North America, where it is widespread in eastern Canada and the eastern United States. This is a perennial herb with a hairy, squared stem reaching a metre tall.
Habitat types include damp, shady places. It can be found in riparian zones, such as floodplains. It grows in wet spots in forests, woodlands, and swamps.