Motherwort, the Common, Lion's Tail, or Leonurus Cardiaca, L. an indigenous plant, growing in hedges, rubbish, on dunghills, and calcareous soils ; flowering from June till August.

The leaves of the Motherwort possess strong, disagreeable odour, and a bitter taste.—Goats) sheep, and horses, eat this vegetable, but cows do not relish it; and it is totally refused by hogs.—Dambour-nev dyed woollen cloth of an excellent dark olive-colour, from a decoction of this plant.