Motherwort plant

Motherwort - Leonurus cardiaca

Leonurus cardiaca

Lamiaceae (mint family)

Life cycle

Herbaceous perennial

Leaves

Leaves are opposite and attached by long petioles.  Upper leaves are smaller, oblong-ovate with a pair of coarse teeth.  Lower leaves often have 3 lobes and a few coarse teeth. 

Stems

Square stems, heavily ridged, and slightly pubescent.

Flowers

Flowers occur in whorls of 6-15 around the stem.  Each tubular flower is 2-lipped, white to light pink or light purple.

Reproduction

It spreads by seed and vegetatively by rhizomes.

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Motherwort upper leaf
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Motherwort lower leaf
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Motherwort stem
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Motherwort flower

 

 

Tags: herbaceous perennials, lamiaceae family, msu plant & pest diagnostics, weed


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