Horehound

Wild and Well

The horehound plant is coarse, strongly aromatic, with leaves that are woolen white below and pale green above. Often found growing wild across Europe and Asia, it sprouts small densely clustered flowers that are gathered in the springtime.

Marrubium vulgare

Characteristics

Plant family Lamiaceae (labiate)
Flowering season September
Harvest Upper shoots when blooming
Signature properties Square stems covered in downy hairs, rhythmic leaf formation
Vegetation Grassland, uncultivated land, landfill sites