The Georgian lallemantia

lallemantia GeorgianLallemantia Georgian - Lallemantia iberica F. et M.
The Family Labiatae - Lamiaceae Lindl.
The root is stalky. The stem is erect, square, branched, with the height of 50-70 cm, leaves opposite, oblong, smooth-edged, bottom - with short petioles, upper - almost sessile. Flowers (5-9) are collected in a false whorls. Calyx pathisunca. Corolla dvugubye, white, pink or blue. Stamens four. The gynaecium. The fruit consists of four small nuts, seeds. They are small, oblong, 4-5 mm, dark-brown or dark purple, with dual light scar at the base.
To warmth and moisture undemanding. Seeds sprout at 3-5 degrees, the shoots tolerate frosts up to 6 degrees North Lallemantia - a drought-resistant plant. The vegetation period of 80 days. Responsive to the application of mineral fertilizers. Sowing the earliest, solid member. The seeding depth 2-3 see
Seeds contain from 23 to 38% of drying oil to produce high-quality lacquers and varnish.
Used in folk medicine Iran.
It is distributed in the countries of Asia Minor; in the USSR - in the South of the European part, in Eastern Siberia, Central Asia.