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White Horehound

Scientific Name
Marrubium vulgare
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C. (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Asterales: Lamiaceae)
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Aggregate fruit (schizocarp), Carpel or individual fruit segment (mericarp) and seed(s)

Description:

Shizocarp appendages: Hairs and bristles, Wings

Shizocarp colour: Straw colour, Yellow

Shizocarp length: 7 - 10mm

Shizocarp shape: Aggregate

Mericarp appendages: Hairs and bristles, Wings

Mericarp Length: 5 - 7mm

Mericarp colour: Straw coloured, Yellow

Mericarp Shape: Florate

Seed Colour: Brown light

Seed Length: 1 - 2mm

Seed Sculpture: Colliculate, Tuberculate

Seed Shape: Narrowly oblong

Perennial shrub to 60 cm high; branches erect, many-branched from near base; indumentum greyish to white, dense.

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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
21/08/2012 03:39 AEST
Last Updated
18/01/2013 16:10 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) White Horehound (Marrubium vulgare) Updated on 1/18/2013 4:10:33 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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