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Synonym of Pseudotictamnus mediterraneus
Plants of the World online, Kew Science link

Other use

The calyces are used as floating wicks in oil lamps.
Plants for a Future (2020)

Geographical distribution

  • Africa, Northern Africa, Libya
  • Asia-Temperate, Western Asia, Turkey
  • Europe, Southeastern Europe, Greece

Ballota pseudodictamnus (L.) Benth.

Genus: Ballota
Species: pseudodictamnus (L.) Benth.
Common names: False Dittany
Distribution summary: N Africa, W Asia & Europe
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H4 - Hardy; average winter
Habitat: Sunny, dry, rocky hills
Garden status: Not currently grown
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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