Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Ballota nigra L. image
Photographer: Thomas Schöpke           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Lamiaceae
Ballota nigra L.
black horehound
Ballota: Greek but of uncertain origin
nigra: Latin for "black"
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: perennial, 12"-32" tall forb, aromatic, hairless; stems square
Flower: pink to white, 5-parted, 1/2" long, strongly 2-lipped with the upper lip hairy and not divided flower drawing; inflorescence 4-8 flowered, separated whorls from the upper leaf axils; blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:1-seeded nutlet
Leaf:opposite, short-stalked, oval to round, coarse rounded teeth at the edges
Habitat: disturbed areas
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Ballota nigra L. subsp. ruderalis (Sw.) Briq.
Ballota nigra L. var. nigra
Ballota ruderalis Sw.

         
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