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Related to Hedeoma: Hedeoma pulegioides
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Noun1.Hedeoma - small genus of American herbs (American pennyroyal)Hedeoma - small genus of American herbs (American pennyroyal)
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family - a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary
American pennyroyal, Hedeoma pulegioides, pennyroyal - erect hairy branching American herb having purple-blue flowers; yields an essential oil used as an insect repellent and sometimes in folk medicine
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Hedeoma hispida Pursh rough false pennyroyal Helianthus annuus L.
17); 8) McKittrick pennyroyal (Hedeoma apiculatum), Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Rule to Delist the Plant Hedeoma Apiculatume (McKittrick pennyroyal) and Remove Its Critical Habitat Designation, 58 Fed.
Mountain mint, pennyroyals and Hedeoma pulegioides, and corn mint, all contain high levels of pulegone, a compound that repels fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.