Lamiaceae
Marrubium vulgare

Horehound

Erect, white-woolly, branched, square stems. Leaves opposite, with short petioles, egg-shaped to round, round-toothed. Flowers in whorls around stem at base of leaves. Flower with 2 lips, the upper rounded or divided into 2 sharp points, the lower larger. Grows in roadsides, disturbed dry soils, especially overgrazed areas. Native of Europe, grows worldwide. Traditionally used as a cough remedy.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Year Long
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--3 feet
  • Habitat: Disturbed, Meadow
  • Found In: Olympic NP
  • Native: No