Lowland grasslands, sandy soils, and other open areas
Europe, western Asia, northern Africa, Australia, and North America
Near Threatened (IUCN Red List)
This species is
to the Truckee Meadows.
Horehound is a perennial herb. They grow up to 1 feet 8 inches tall. Horehound is a hermaphroditic plant, meaning each individual has both male and female organs. These plants have green leaves that grow next to small, white flowers.
Horehound is native to Europe, wetsern Asia, and northern Africa. It has since been introduced to Australia and North America where it is considered an invasive weed.
Horehound is a hardy plant, able to naturalize in hard-to-live areas.
Horehound is decreasing in population across its native range, particularly in central Europe. This is due to changes in land management, especially in regards to cattle grazing.
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