common motherwort

(Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

common motherwort

NatureServe

NNA - Not applicable

SNA - Not applicable

Minnesota

not listed

Nativity

Native to Western Asia and Europe. Introduced, naturalized.

Occurrence

Very common

Habitat

Disturbed Sites.

Flowering

June to August

     
Flower Color

White or pale pink

     
Height

18 to 60

     

Identification

Small, dense clusters of basal leaves emerge from an otherwise bare forest floor in the early spring. The wrinkled appearance of the basal leaves makes this plant one of the first to be identified in the new year.

 
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Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 22, 28.

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Taxonomy

Family:

Lamiaceae (mint)

 

Subfamily:

Lamioideae

 

Tribe:

Leonureae

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

common motherwort

lion’s tail

motherwort


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Published on Jul 23, 2012

Presentation of Leonurus cardiaca of the Lamiaceae family. University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Summer 2012

 
     
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Plants of future: Leonurus cardiaca- http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Leonurus%20cardiaca

GRIN taxonomic information: Leonurus cardiaca- http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/tax_search.pl

 
     

 

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  Motherwort herb: Leonurus cardiaca, Calming Herbs
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Uploaded on Mar 14, 2009

http://FreeHerbCourse.com The Motherwort herb, leonurus cardiaca, is one of the calming herbs. This video shows how to make herbal tincture. Learn about tincture making, such as making motherwort tincture and more about motherwort uses. The Motherwort herb is also one of the herbs for stress.

 
     
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Courtesy of http://www.herbshealing.com.

Herbalist Susun Weed harvests Motherwort aka Leonurus cardiaca. Motherwort. Harvesting flowers and tops. Healthy heart tonic for women and men. 3-5 drops at the onset of menses for cramps. Regulates blood pressure.

Herbal Medicine is People's Medicine, please visit http://www.wisewomanmentor.com.

 
     
  Motherwort - Identification
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Motherwort identification. Tincture. Vinegar. Leaves and stalk and flowers are all used. Great for cramping and menopause. Heart health. Number one anti anxiety herb.

Courtesy of http://www.herbshealing.com.

Herbal Medicine is People's Medicine, please visit http://www.wisewomanmentor.com.

 
     

 

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