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Fam.: Lamiaceae / Mint Fam.      

Genus:  Ballota  L.
 

Authors:
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
 

Etymology:
   Ballota:   Greek plant name
   nigra:   black
 

Ballota nigra subsp. nigra has long calyx teeth which continuously goes over into an awn-like tip, while at Ballota nigra subsp. meridionalis short calyx teeth abruptly end up in a short attached tip.

 

Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound, F Col de la Cayolle 9.7.2016
Fig. 1:  Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound
F Col de la Cayolle 9.7.2016
Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound, F Col de la Cayolle 9.7.2016
Fig. 2:  Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound
F Col de la Cayolle 9.7.2016
Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound, F Col de la Cayolle 9.7.2016
Fig. 3:  Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound
F Col de la Cayolle 9.7.2016
Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound, D Berlin-Charlottenburg 30.10.2017
Fig. 4:  Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound
D Berlin-Charlottenburg 30.10.2017
Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound, D Berlin-Charlottenburg 30.10.2017
Fig. 5:  Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound
D Berlin-Charlottenburg 30.10.2017
Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound, D Brandenburg, Havelaue-Strodehne 18.9.2020
Fig. 6:  Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound
D Brandenburg, Havelaue-Strodehne 18.9.2020
Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound, D Brandenburg, Havelaue-Strodehne 18.9.2020
Fig. 7:  Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound
D Brandenburg, Havelaue-Strodehne 18.9.2020
Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound, D Brandenburg, Havelaue-Strodehne 18.9.2020
Fig. 8:  Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound
D Brandenburg, Havelaue-Strodehne 18.9.2020
Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound, D Sachsen-Anhalt, Havelberg 18.9.2020
Fig. 9:  Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound (at the bank of river Elbe)
D Sachsen-Anhalt, Havelberg 18.9.2020
Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound, D Sachsen-Anhalt, Havelberg 18.9.2020
Fig. 10:  Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound
D Sachsen-Anhalt, Havelberg 18.9.2020
Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound, D Sachsen-Anhalt, Havelberg 18.9.2020
Fig. 11:  Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound
D Sachsen-Anhalt, Havelberg 18.9.2020
Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound, S Helsingborg 2.8.2010
Fig. 12:  Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound (cultiv.)
S Helsingborg 2.8.2010
Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound, S Helsingborg 2.8.2010
Fig. 13:  Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound (cultiv.)
S Helsingborg 2.8.2010
Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound, S Helsingborg 2.8.2010
Fig. 14:  Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound (cultiv.)
S Helsingborg 2.8.2010
Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound, S Helsingborg 2.8.2010
Fig. 15:  Ballota nigra subsp. nigra / Black Horehound (cultiv.)
S Helsingborg 2.8.2010

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