Elsholtzia ciliata is
an annual herb found on roadsides in the countryside, measuring
30-60cm in height. Leaves are opposite phyllotaxis, 3-9cm in length,
1-4cm in width, in the oval to oblong-ovate shape, the tips sharp
and have serrations on the margins. Branch tops emerge spikes with
many small light purple flowers. The corollas measure 5mm in length,
are lip-shaped, and the margins are cleft exquisitely, looking like
fine hairs. Bloom time: September-October.