Leonurus cardiaca

Leonurus cardiaca
Leonurus cardiaca

Leonurus cardiaca
Photos courtesy Renee Brecht
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / 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
Botanical name: Leonurus cardiaca
Common name: motherwort
Group: dicot
Family: Lamiaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: introduced
Plant height: 2 - 4'
Foliage: leaves opposite, some of leaves deeply lobed
Flower: lilac to pale purple
Flowering time: June to August, fruits July to October
Habitat: roadsides, waste places
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. medicinal uses include conditions affecting women and treatment of irregular heartbeat, may cause dermatitis