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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Mentheae
Subtribus: Nepetinae
Genus: Agastache
Species: Agastache rupestris

Agastache rupestris (Greene) Standl., 1910

Cedronella rupestris Greene, Pittonia 1: 164 (1888).
Brittonastrum rupestre (Greene) A.Heller, Muhlenbergia 1: 4 (1900).
Cedronella cana var. lanceolata A.Gray, Syn. Fl. N. Amer. 2(1): 642 (1886).
Brittonastrum lanceolatum (A.Gray) A.Heller, Muhlenbergia 1: 4 (1900).
Agastache lanceolata Standl., Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 13: 212 (1910), pro syn.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Southern Central USA
Arizona, New Mexico

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Standley, P.C., 1910. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium. Smithsonian Institution 13:212.

Additional references

Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2022. Agastache rupestris in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2022 May 02. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2022. Agastache rupestris. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2022. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2022 May 02. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2022. Agastache rupestris. Published online. Accessed: May 02 2022.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Agastache rupestris in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 2022 May 02.

Vernacular names
English: Threadleaf giant hyssop

Agastache rupestris, known as the threadleaf giant hyssop, Mexican Hyssop, or licorice mint, is a wildflower of the mint family (Lamiaceae) native to the mountains of Arizona, New Mexico, and Chihuahua, Mexico.[1] Popular in xeriscaping because of its heat tolerance and ability to thrive in dry, nutrient-poor soil, it is often planted in containers or as a border flower and used to attract hummingbirds.[2] Displaying gray-green stems and leaves while dormant, its orange flowers with purple buds bloom from mid-summer until fall; if crushed the petals exude a pleasant scent.[1]


US Forest Service: Agastache rupestris
Zipcode Zoo: Agastache rupestris Archived February 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine

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