Collinsonia

Title: Collinsonia
Additional Names: Stone-root; knob root; horse balm; richweed
Literature References: Root of Collinsonia canadensis L., Labiatae. Habit. North America, from Ontario to Florida and west to Kansas. Constit. Resin, saponin, tannin, mucilage.
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Collinsonia
C. canadensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Elsholtzieae
Genus: Collinsonia
Linnaeus
Type species
Collinsonia canadensis
Linnaeus
Species

Collinsonia anisata
Collinsonia canadensis
Collinsonia punctata
Collinsonia verticillata

Collinsonia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae. It is endemic to eastern North America.[1] It was named for the English botanist Peter Collinson (1694–1768) by Linnaeus in Species Plantarum in 1753.[2] It is in the tribe Elsholtzieae, a small tribe of only 5 genera.[3] In order of their number of species, they are Elsholtzia, Mosla, Collinsonia, Perilla, and Perillula.

The circumscription of species in Collinsonia has been a source of confusion, and many names have been published.[4] Some authors have recognized as many as 10 species. In 2006, the genus was revised with only four species recognized.[5]