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Leonurus cardiaca L.
MOTHERWORT
Common motherwort

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Leonurus cardiaca, leaf and flower
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Leonurus cardiaca, leaf and flower

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma leonuri @ BPI (1)
Apidae  Bombus bimaculatus @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Bombus griseocollis @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Ceratina dupla @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Phyllosticta decidua @ BPI (3)
Chionosphaeraceae  Stilbum spraguei @ BPI (1)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe galeopsidis @ BPI (5)
Megachilidae  Anthidium manicatum @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Coelioxys rufitarsis @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Didymella leonuri @ BPI (5)

Ramularia leonuri @ BPI (19)

Septoria lamii @ BPI (1)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Ophiobolus tenellus @ 626645B (1); 626645A (1)
Reduviidae  Phymata @ AMNH_PBI (6)
Valsaceae  Diplodina leonuri @ BPI (2)
_  Ascochyta @ BPI (1)

Periconia byssoides @ BPI (1)

Plenodomus leonuri @ BPI (2)

Sphaeronaema leonuri @ BPI (1)

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Leonurus cardiaca L.

Motherwort

Leonurus cardiaca plant

Family - Lamiaceae

Stems - To +1.2m tall, herbaceous, multiple, rhizomatous, simple to branching above, minutely retrorse pubescent on angles, strongly 4-angled, hollow.

Leonurus cardiaca stem Stem.

Leaves - Opposite, petiolate, 3-lobed, hirsute below (mostly on veins), pubescent above, reduced upward. Lowest leaves to +15cm broad, +12cm long. Lobes again divided or coarsely toothed. Petioles to +13cm long, 4-angled, densely pubescent and hirsute on upper margins (angles).

Leonurus cardiaca leaves Leaves.

Inflorescence - Axillary clusters of 11-12 sessile flowers almost completely surrounding stem and appearing as verticillasters (whorls).

Leonurus cardiaca inflorescence Inflorescence.

Flowers - Corolla bilabiate, tubular, constricted near base, densely pubescent to lanate externally, lanate near apex of throat internally, pinkish. Tube to 6mm long, 2.2mm in diameter. Lower lip reduced, 3-lobed. Lateral lobes small (-1mm long), recurved and folding under central lobe. Central lobe to 2mm long, attenuate, deflexed or slightly recurving, mottled with maroon near apex of throat. Upper lip 5-6mm long, +/-3mm broad, densely lanate above, obtuse, pink. Stamens 4, didynamous, slightly exserted beyond upper lip. Filaments white, to 1.6mm long, lanate (at least at base). Style 1, glabrous, positioned between upper pair of stamens. Stigma 2-lobed. Nutlets 4, densely hirsute at apex. Calyx bilabiate, with 5 ridges (nerves). Tube to 4mm long, glabrous. Upper lip with 3 lobes. Lobes attenuate, to 2mm long, spinose, with few hairs near apex. Lower lip 2-lobed. Lobes attenuate, 2.1mm long, deflexed or slightly recurved, spinose, with few hairs near apex.

Leonurus cardiaca flowers Flowers close-up.

Leonurus cardiaca flowers Flower side view.

Flowering - May - August.

Habitat - Pastures, waste ground, disturbed sites, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to Eurasia.

Other info. - ...So I'm driving home and I spot a good planting of Delphinium ajacis . I decided to stop and take some snaps. Upon returning to my car I reached for my keys only to discover them still in my ignition and behind locked doors. The passenger window was cracked open a bit so I decided to look for some wire and fish my keys out. As I walked around an abandoned building I found not only some good wire, but also the plant pictured above. The moral of the story? - Always have a spare set of keys handy and ALWAYS have your camera.

Photographs taken off Mill Rd., Platte County, MO., 5-3-00, and in Marquette, MI., 7-27-02 (DETenaglia); also in Gallatin Conservation Area, Daviess County, MO, 6-13-2014 (SRTurner).


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Leonurus cardiaca L.
common motherwort

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General Information
Symbol: LECA2
Group: Dicot
Family: Lamiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   I
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Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United States, DC, Washington. Usage Requirements .

©Elaine Haug. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany . United States, VA, Woodbridge, Occoquan National Wildlife Refuge. Usage Requirements .

©Richard A. Howard. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection . United States, MA, Weston. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 120. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae ⁄ Labiatae – Mint family
Genus Leonurus L. – motherwort
Species Leonurus cardiaca L. – common motherwort

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 1 subspecies of Leonurus cardiaca . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Leonurus cardiaca</i>
L. ssp. <i>
cardiaca </i>
Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca
common motherwort

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U.S. Weed Information
Leonurus cardiaca common motherwort motherwort This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
NE&GP Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe,and M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains . Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca
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Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca
Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca
ID: 0000 0000 0408 1929 [detail]
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca
Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca
ID: 0000 0000 0408 1930 [detail]
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry

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Leonurus cardiaca
Leonurus cardiaca
Motherwort
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Leonurus cardiaca
Leonurus cardiaca
Motherwort
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© 2004 Jeff Abbas

Leonurus cardiaca
Leonurus cardiaca
Motherwort
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© 2004 Jeff Abbas

Leonurus cardiaca
Leonurus cardiaca
Motherwort
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Leonurus cardiaca
Leonurus cardiaca
Motherwort
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Leonurus cardiaca
Leonurus cardiaca
Motherwort
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Leonurus cardiaca
Leonurus cardiaca
Motherwort
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Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca
Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca
ID: 0000 0000 0408 1928 [detail]
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca
Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca
ID: 0000 0000 0408 1929 [detail]
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca
Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca
ID: 0000 0000 0408 1930 [detail]
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry

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