Horehound: Lamiaceae (Mint)
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1. flower and seed, 2. plant - October 4, 2005 - Parowan Gap, Iron County, Utah - ©Nicky Davis
syn. White Horehound
Size: 20 inches tall, Flowers: 1/4 inch long, white petals clustered in whorls in leaf axils, Stems: 4-sided (square), Bracts: spiny,
Leaves: opposite, ovate 1/2 inches wide, toothed margins, prominent veins and crinkled surface between veins, woolly,
Odor: doesn't have a distinctive odor if growing in abundant moisture, Habitat: found growing in fields or by roadsides
A non-native from Asia and Europe. The name doesn't imply dogs or strumpets. It is rooted in the Old English hare hune, or "gray plant".
The dried leaf and flower tea is a cough-suppressant and expectorant but has a bitter taste.
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