Horehound

Scientific Name:

Marrubium vulgare

Type:

Herbaceous Plant

Habitat:

Lowland grasslands, sandy soils, and other open areas

Range:

Europe, western Asia, northern Africa, Australia, and North America

Status:

Near Threatened (IUCN Red List)

This species is

INVASIVE

to the Truckee Meadows.

Identification:

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.

Fast Facts:

  • 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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Last Updated:

June 15, 2021, 10:04:09 PM