Marrubium vulgare

Family Lamiaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesHoarhound, Horehound, Houndsbane, Marrube, Marrubium, Marvel, White Horehound
SynonymsInformation unavailable
Growth formShrub
Seed dispersal morphologyAdhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc)
Maximum height (m)0.8
Capable of vegetative reproductionNo
Native rangeAsia, northern Africa, Europe
Exotic range (Australia)ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, Norfolk Island
Exotic range (other)South America, Oceania, Pacific Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Bushland, Disturbed areas (including trails), Pastures, Roadsides, Wastelands
Soil type (exotic)Infertile - low fertility
Decade of introduction1840

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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