Photographer: Thomas Schöpke
Ballota nigra L.
Ballota: Greek but of uncertain origin
nigra: Latin for "black"
|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 ; inflorescence 4-8 flowered, separated whorls from the upper leaf axils; blooms June-Sept.|
|Leaf:||opposite, short-stalked, oval to round, coarse rounded teeth at the edges|
|Habitat: ||disturbed areas|