Definition of Ballota nigra
1. Noun. Ill-smelling European herb with rugose leaves and whorls of dark purple flowers.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Ballota, Genus Ballota
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Literary usage of Ballota nigra
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1. The Fertilisation of Flowers by Hermann Müller, D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, Charles Darwin (1883)
"ballota nigra, L.—The corolla-tube is only 7 mm. long; above, ... ballota nigra, L. 1.—Essential organs of a young flower, viewed obliquely from the front ..."
2. The New Statistical Account of Scotland (1845)
"... Marrubium vulgare Origanum vulgare ballota nigra Stachys arvensis ambigua Linaria ... and an infusion of black horehound (ballota nigra,) for colds. ..."
3. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt (1890)
"ATTRACTIVE INFLUENCE OF ballota nigra.—Any one wanting Plusia iota, ... will find them swarming on favourable evenings at the flowers of ballota nigra. ..."