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Leonurus marrubiastrum detail.jpeg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Chaiturus
Species: C. marrubiastrum
Binomial name
Chaiturus marrubiastrum
(L.) Ehrh. ex Rchb.
  • Leonurus marrubiastrum L.
  • Cardiaca marrubiastrum (L.) Schreb.
  • Chaiturus leonuroides Willd.
  • Leonurus parviflorus Salisb. 1796 not Moench 1794
  • Leonurus marrubiastrum var. simplicissimus K.Koch
  • Leonurus marrubifolius St.-Lag.
  • Chaiturus marrubifolius St.-Lag.

Chaiturus is a genus of plants in the Lamiaceae, first described in 1787. It contains only one known species, Chaiturus marrubiastrum, native to central and southern Europe (Germany, Poland, Spain, Italy, Balkans, Ukraine, etc.), Russia, Turkey, Caucasus, and Central Asia (Altai, Xinjiang, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan).[1][2][3][4] False motherwort is a common name for this species.[5]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana, Cardiaca nepetellona, Chaiturus marrubiastrum (L.) Ehrh. ex Rchb. includes photos and European distribution map
  3. ^ Flora of China, Vol. 17 Page 160 鬃尾草 zong wei cao Chaiturus marrubiastrum (Linnaeus) Spenner
  4. ^ Lazkov, G.A. & Sultanova, B.A. (2011). Checklist of vascular plants of Kyrgyzstan. Norrlinia 24: 1-166
  5. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.