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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Mentheae
Genus: Dracocephalum
Species: D. bullatum - D. calophyllum - D. canescens - D. grandiflorum - D. isabellae - D. moldavica - D. parviflorum - D. ruprechtii - D. ruyschiana - D. speciosum - D. stamineum - D. tanguticum


Dracocephalum L.

Vernacular names

Dracocephalum is a genus of about 45 species of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. They are annual or perennial herbaceous plants or subshrubs, growing to 15-90 cm tall.

Selected species

* Dracocephalum argunense
* Dracocephalum austriacum
* Dracocephalum botryoides
* Dracocephalum bullatum
* Dracocephalum calophyllum
* Dracocephalum forrestii
* Dracocephalum grandiflorum
* Dracocephalum hemsleyanum
* Dracocephalum heterophyllum
* Dracocephalum imberbe
* Dracocephalum isabellae
* Dracocephalum moldavicum
* Dracocephalum nutans : Nodding Dragonhead
* Dracocephalum parviflorum, Dragonhead mint or American dragonhead
* Dracocephalum peregrinum
* Dracocephalum purdomii
* Dracocephalum renatii
* Dracocephalum rupestre
* Dracocephalum ruyschiana
* Dracocephalum tanguticum
* Dracocephalum thymifolium
* Dracocephalum wallichii

Dracocephalum moldavicum is also known as Moldavian Balm, Moldavian Dragon's Head, or simply the Dragonhead. It is an erect, bushy, branching plant found from eastern Europe to Siberia.


Frost-hardy and easily cultivated in a temperate climate in reasonably fertile soil with ample moisture in spring and summer. A sunny but sheltered position suits them best. Propagate by division of established clumps.

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