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|Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Perennial herb. Stem: generally erect, generally branched, tomentose. Leaf: petioled to +- sessile; blade generally ovate to round, crenate or toothed. Inflorescence: head-like, in leaf axils. Flower: calyx 10-lobed in California, lobes spreading or recurved, sharp-pointed; corolla 2-lipped, upper lip entire to 2-lobed, lower lip 3-lobed; stamens 4, fertile, lower pair generally > upper pair, included in tube; style included, lobes +- equal. Fruit: nutlet tip truncate.
Species In Genus: 30 species: Europe. Etymology: (Latin: from ancient Hebrew word for bitter juice) Note: Some species cultivated for folk medicine, flavorings, some TOXIC.
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lycopus uniflorus
Next taxon: Marrubium vulgare
Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Marrubium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9457, accessed on May 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 30, 2016.