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Motherwort in Oak Savanna on June 27, 2019.

Above: Motherwort in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/27/19).


Motherwort - Leonurus cardiaca (Invasive)

Motherwort is originally from Central Asia and southeastern Europe, and is now found worldwide, spread largely due to its use as a herbal remedy.

Motherwort has a squarish stem which is clad in short hairs and is often purplish.

Flowers appear in leaf axils on the upper part of the plant and have three-lobed bracts. The calyx of each flower is bell-shaped and has five lobes. The flowers are pink to lavender in color. The upper flower lip extends out and its outer surface densely covered in long, white hairs.

Other names include: throw-wort and lion's tail. Leonurus: from the Greek leon for "lion" and oura, "a tail."

Motherwort in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 27, 2019.

Above: Motherwort in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on June 27, 2019.



For more information on the Motherwort, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Motherwort.


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Leonurus cardiaca


Motherwort in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 1, 2019.

Motherwort in Oak Savannain Madison, Wisconsin on July 1, 2019.

Motherwort in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 1, 2019.


Above: Motherwort in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 1, 2019.


Motherwort in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 4, 2019.


Above: Motherwort in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 4, 2019.


Motherwort in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 8, 2019.


Above: Motherwort in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 8, 2019.


Motherwort in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin on July 27, 2019.

Motherwort in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsinin Madison, Wisconsin on July 27, 2019.


Above: Motherwort in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsinon July 27, 2019.


Motherwort.


Above: Motherwort.



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