Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Leonurus cardiaca L. image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Botanical Illustration

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Hugh H. Iltis

Kurt Stüber

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Marion Sheehan

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Paul Drobot

Robert Bierman

Stephen L. Solheim

Janice Stiefel
Family Lamiaceae
Leonurus cardiaca L.
lion's-tail, motherwort
Leonurus: from the Greek leon for "lion" and oura, "a tail," hence resembling a lion's tail
cardiaca: of the heart
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, perennial, 18"-60" tall aromatic forb; stems square, clustered
Flower: pink to white, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" long, mostly stalkless; flower drawing inflorescence small, whorled clusters from the leaf axils; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:1-seeded nutlet
Leaf:opposite, often drooping, stalk as long as the blade, main leaves palmately divided and coarsely toothed
Habitat: disturbed sites, often in rich soil
(Glossary)

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