Hedeoma pulegioides


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Noun1.Hedeoma pulegioides - erect hairy branching American herb having purple-blue flowersHedeoma pulegioides - erect hairy branching American herb having purple-blue flowers; yields an essential oil used as an insect repellent and sometimes in folk medicine
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Hedeoma, Hedeoma - small genus of American herbs (American pennyroyal)
hedeoma oil, pennyroyal oil - aromatic oil from American pennyroyal
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Mountain mint, pennyroyals and Hedeoma pulegioides, and corn mint, all contain high levels of pulegone, a compound that repels fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.