Marrubium

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Lamioideae
Genus: Marrubium
Species: M. alternidens - M. alysson - M. anisodon - M. catariifolium - M. cylleneum - M. friwaldskyanum - M. goktschaicum - M. incanum - M. leonuroides - M. nanum - M. parviflorum - M. peregrinum - M. persicum - M. plumosum - M. propinquum - M. purpureum - M. supinum - M. thessalum - M. turkeviczii - M. velutinum - M. vulgare - M. woronovii

Name

Marrubium L.

Marrubium (horehound or hoarhound) is a genus of about 40 species of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae, native to temperate regions of Europe and Asia.

Selected species

Marrubium alternidens
Marrubium alysson
Marrubium cylleneum
Marrubium friwaldskyanum
Marrubium incanum
Marrubium kotschyi
Marrubium leonuroides
Marrubium libanoticum
Marrubium peregrinum
Marrubium pestalozzae
Marrubium rotundifolia
Marrubium supinum
Marrubium thessalum
Marrubium velutinum
Marrubium vulgare - White Horehound or Common Horehound

The genus name Marrubium derives from the Hebrew marrob or bitter juice. The common name horehound is of unknown origin, but with the first part 'hore' derived from "hoary", "hairy".

The species formerly classified as Marrubium nigrum (Black Horehound) is now placed in the genus Ballota.

Marrubium species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Coleophora lineolea.

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