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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Leonurus cardiaca   FAMILY Lamiaceae   Go to FSUS key



INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-16-001:

Leonurus cardiaca   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Leonurus cardiaca

 

COMMON NAME:
Motherwort, Lion's-tail


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image of Leonurus cardiaca, Motherwort, Lion's-tail

USDA Forest Service / A Guide to Medicinal Plants of Appalachia. 1969    mpa_page_159

        

 

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Leonurus cardiaca   FAMILY Lamiaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-16-001:
Leonurus cardiaca   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Leonurus cardiaca

 

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3330

Forb
Perennial

Habitat: Roadsides, pastures, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Non-native: central Asia

Uncommon in NC Mountains & NC Piedmont (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves palmately 3-5 lobed
Petioles 1-5cm long
Margins coarsely serrate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Purplish-red
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx, the lobes spine-tipped
2-lipped corolla, upper hood-like, lower three-lobed
4 exserted stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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