• Echinacea purpurea or Purple Coneflower
  • Passionflower Passiflora incarnata
  • Evening Primrose "Ozark Sundrops"
  • Chinese Leopard Flower or Blackberry Lilly
  • Yellow Dotted Mint Monarda punctuata
  • Dandelion with a pollinator friend

Horehound, Black


Black Horehound, Ballota nigra, Black Stinking Horehound. Originating from Central Asia and eventually naturalizing throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, this robust little herb is known for its disagreeable odor. Black Horehound has important medicinal properties but has fallen out of favor due to its strong taste. The aerial parts of the plant have been used traditionally to ease nausea in morning sickness and motion sickness, treat respiratory issues, calm hysteria and relieve gout and arthritis The plant itself has attractive, heavily textured, round leaves and can bloom to 3 feet. It has very sweet lavender/purple flowers and will spread itself over time. Yes, the plant is a bit smelly but only if you crush the leaves and it is a lovely addition to the herb garden both in leaf and flower and the bees love it!! Prefers full to partial sun and well drained soil. Sturdy Perennial. Hardy to Zone 7.

Latin Name Ballota nigra
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