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Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)

Natural History

Horehound is a member of the Mint Family. It grows to 3 feet in height and has oval green leaves with deep wrinkles above which grow in pairs below each flower whorl to 1.5 inches in length. It grows in disturbed areas such as along roadsides, fields and in pastures.

Horehound  is not native to the US, it was introduced from Europe. It is used as a flavoring in candy.

Horehound blooms between April  - September and produces tiny white flowers to 0.25 inches in length which grow in whorls along the stem.

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