Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week:, Lamiaceae, Hyptis suaveolens from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jul 7, 2011, 11:39:03 PM7/7/11
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Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit., Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. 7:472, t. 29, fig. 2. 1806
syn:  Ballota suaveolens L.

Common names: horehound, pignut, wild spikenard, Chan

Tall reaching 2 m in height, covered with white hairs; leaves ovate wrinkled; flowers pink or white, small. Used as pseudocereal in Latin America. Also used as refreshing health drink and in medicine to control diarrhea.
Photographed from Herbal Garden in Delhi.

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H S

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Jul 8, 2011, 2:23:03 AM7/8/11
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Interesting photo, in Maharashtra we don't get such long spike in H. suaveolens. atleast i have not seen.


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