Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)

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Motherwort is an easy to grow herbaceous perrenial plant that has long been used in Europe, the Americas and China to make tinctures and other products for its calming and other tonic effects on the reproductive system for women, as well as an aid in menopause. Hence its common name motherwort. It also is an incredible honey plant blooming in late spring with its tall spikes of purple flowers literally covered with bees. Known simply as Leonurus in the bee trade it has been widely planted as a nectar source, and with its self seeding qualities is now naturalized in many areas of the country. Hardy zones 3 to 9.