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Black Horehound

Observed: 22nd July 2011 By: sharpham5sharpham5’s reputation in Plantssharpham5’s reputation in Plantssharpham5’s reputation in Plantssharpham5’s reputation in Plants
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Species with which Black Horehound (Ballota nigra) interacts

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Kevbert's picture

Leaves

Have you tried crushing the leaves ? It's not pleasant.

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The name probably comes -

from Old English "har hune", meaning downy plant. Said to be from the Mediterranean area originally, it has been used medicinally. Like nettles, it is an indicator of fertile ground.