honeyweed, SWET-DRONE, Siberian motherwort;  
 

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Indentify this plant. : 11 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6).

Photographed last sunday.
Is it Leonurus artemisia ?
Kindly confirm.


or is it L.sibiricus also known as honeyweed see this link. http://www.flowersofindia.net/cgi-bin/search.pl


That is the confusion !
At first, I also thought it was L.sibiricus.
But here the flowers are more pink than violet as in the case of L.sibiricus.
See link: http://www.iamshaman.com/dagga/confusion.htm.
Is there any other identification to distingush them?


Hi! while i’m no expert and learn from all these posting but doesn’t the link u sent mention L.artemisia to have orange flowers. just check


Family-Lamiaceae (Mint).
Location- Hooghly, West Bengal.
Wild naturally grown ( roadside).
Herb – height about 1.5-2 feet.

This plant attracts butterflies.


I am also not an expert, I am just a beginner.
I think the orange flowers is from L. leonurus not L.artemisia (as the link mentioned.).
See my earlier post on L.leonurus.
Once again ……..I am also on the side of L.sibiricus. But the link……created confusion.
Anyway, thanks for the link “flowersofindia”, ………..very much


I want to inform you all that this excellent and scientific photograph is —
Leonurus sibiricus Linn.
In Bengal only this single species grows wildly at road side under this genus.
Another information for you all that in this case the fluctuation of floral colour do not determine the species feature.


Another thing ———– The folk name of this species at south Bengal region is —– SWET-DRONE —– The mostly used MEDICINAL PLANT SINCE VEDIC ERA.


Thanks for the confirmation. You mentioned, in Bengal, only L. sibiricus grows under genus Leonurus. But see my earlier post (1st July,2007) on L. leonurus. If my identification was correct there, then may we consider another species under genus Leonurus? I have seen them huge in number on roadside and near the dam of Kangsabati, Mukutmanipur.


 

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Leonurus sibricus: Sending photo of Leonurus sibiricus collected from Nazibabad, Uttar Pradesh. Tall Herbs growing in waste places, aromatic 


– Nice Very common weed plant in West Bengal


 

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Leonurus sibiricus (L.) from Hooghly:

Yesterday i went to Cahndannagore (earlier a French colony) and found this beautiful plant with equally beautiful butterfly and both are new to me.
Species : Leonurus sibiricus L.
Habit & Habitat : wild herb found on roadside
Date : 08-04-2012, 12.30 p.m.
Place : Chandannagore (Hooghly), WB
Butterfly ID : Likely to be Plains Cupid (Chilades pandava)


One thing that i forgot to mention in the post is that the Bengali name of this plant is RAKTADRUN (‘U’ as in ‘pUsh’).


 
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Attaching an image of a Common Rose butterfly on the flowers of Leonurus sibiricus.


 

 

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Leonurus japonicus Houtt. from Guwa:

Attached images are Leonurus japonicus Houtt.
Date : 02.12.2012
Location: Pandu, Guwahati [Dist- Kamrup(Metro)]
Family : Lamiaceae
Genus & species : Leonurus japonicus Houtt.
Habitat: Grows wild near Railway track
Habit :Shrub
Flower :Purple in colour


I think it is Leonurus sibiricus


 

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SYMBIOSIS : 563 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).

Attaching an image of a Common Grass Yellow butterfly on the flowers of Leonurus sibiricus.


 
Plant at Flowersofindia appears to be Leonurus sibiricus L. rather than Leonurus japonicus Houtt.
Pl. see Leonurus sibiricus (FOC) & Leonurus sibiricus (efi).
Pl. confirm.


The plant under reference is Leonurus sibiricus. Common Weeds of The Tea Gardens of Assam by Ananda Ch. Chakraborty refers.


“”Flowers of India” does mention L. sibiricus as a synonym


FoC’s L. sibiricus is synonymous with L. sibiricus var. grandiflora Bentham, while our is L. tataricus Burm. (non Linn.). But, in my thread I have attached pages from Bentham’s book. He keeps L. tataricus Burm. under L. sibiricus L., with a question mark.
KEW herb. is labelled as L. tataricus, without author citation – 

 

 

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2015april_sk13/13 : Leonurus sibiricus L.? : 12 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9)
This is wild herb, sometimes on roadside, sometimes in garden, as weed.

KEW has herbaria of both L. sibiricus L. and L. japonicus Houtt. from India. I fail to determine the ID of this species by using FoC KEY. Unfortunately, I do not have any statistics on leaf, flower, calyx etc size.
If number of flowers in a verticillaster determines the ID it should be L. sibiricus L., else I find calyx in this species is not pilose, bracteoles not strigose etc.
Please help.
These photographs were recorded on 06-April-2015. I attach cropped original also.


yes seems correct
I usually see them in abandoned old house’s gardens or on the hooghly riverbanks near ghats

Except for long petioled leaf as in KEW herb. and number of flowers (more than 15) in a verticillaster as in FoC, everything, ranging from flower size, verticillaster size etc. as described and KEYed in FoC, seems to go against L. sibiricus L.

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efi page on Leonurus japonicus & Leonurus sibiricus 


The comments made by … are correct. It is a common weed in West Bengal as well as in other parts of India


Please check the attached document, in 2 page, downloaded from 

This is L. tataricus Burm. (non Linn.). Accepted name maybe L. sibiricus L.


Please, also check what Burman noted at book link


To me it seems to be Leonurus sibiricus


Thank you …, I agree with …


 

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Attaching an image of a Large Cabbage White butterfly on the flowers of Leonurus sibiricus.


 

 

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Attaching an image of a Forget Me Not butterfly on the flowers of Leonurus sibiricus.


 

 

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SYMBIOSIS : 539 : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author. 
Attaching an image of a Honey Bee on the flowers of Leonurus sibiricus.


 

 

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Attaching an image of a Pea Blue butterfly on the flowers of Leonurus sibiricus .


 

 

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SYMBIOSIS : 550 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).
Attaching an image of a Wax Dart butterfly on the flowers of Leonurus sibiricus.


 

 

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SYMBIOSIS : 551 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).
Attaching an image of a Common Emigrant butterfly on the flowers of Leonurus sibiricus.


 

 

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SYMBIOSIS : 553 :  1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).
Attaching an image of a male Striped Albatross butterfly on the flowers of Leonurus sibiricus.


 

 

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SYMBIOSIS : 554 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).
Attaching an image of female of a Striped Albatross butterfly on the flowers of Leonurus sibiricus.


 

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Attaching an image of a Peacock Pansy butterfly on the flowers of Leonurus sibiricus.


 

 

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SYMBIOSIS : 556 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).  
Attaching an image of a Plain Tiger butterfly on the flowers of Leonurus sibiricus.


 

 

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I have composed a collage with images of 12 species of butterflies which I observed, visiting flowers of Leonurus sibiricus. The number of species of butterflies visiting the flowers of this plant is much more. Attaching the collage.


 

 
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