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  1. Ballota, genus Ballota(noun)

    perennial herbs or subshrubs of especially Mediterranean area: black horehound

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  1. Ballota

    Ballota is a genus of about 35 species of flowering evergreen perennial plants and subshrubs in the family Lamiaceae, native to temperate regions of Europe, north Africa and western Asia, with the highest diversity in rocky and waste ground in the Mediterranean region. The type species for the genus is Ballota nigra. Ballota is paraphyletic and will eventually be re-circumscribed. It is closely related to Moluccella and Marrubium. Some of its species had previously been placed in Marrubium. Ballota species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera including Coleophora case-bearers: C. ballotella, C. lineolea and C. ochripennella. ⁕Ballota acetabulosa ⁕Ballota frutescens ⁕Ballota hirsuta ⁕Ballota nigra - Black Horehound ⁕Ballota pseudodictamnus

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ballota

    A plant genus of the family LAMIACEAE that contains phenylpropanoids.

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