Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains
Stachys L. -- Hedge-nettle
Stout, erect, rhizomatous perennials. Leaves sessile or short-petioled,
the blades ovate-lanceolate to elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, crenate-serrate,
reduced to bracts in the inflorescence. Flowers somewhat showy, pink
to lavender, in terminal, interrupted spikes, appearing whorled in rather evenly
spaced clusters; calyx nearly regular, with 5 equal or subequal, lance-triangular
to lance-subulate teeth, the teeth ca. 1/3 to 1/2 the length of the calyx; corolla
whitish to pink with purplish spots or mottling, distinctly 2-lipped, the upper
lip concave, entire to emarginate, the lower lip spreading or deflexed, 3-lobed;
stamens 4, ascending under the upper lip. Nutlets dark brown,
ovoid, ca. 2 mm long, loosely enclosed by the persistent calyx.
Epling, C. 1934. Preliminary revision of American Stachys. Feddes
Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Bxeich. 80:1-75.
||Stems pubescent on the sides as well as on the angles.
||Stems glabrous or pubescent with retrorse bristles
only on the angles.
41. Lamiaceae, the Mint Family
6. Stachys L. -- Hedge-nettle
- 1. Stachys palustris L.
- 2. Stachys tenuifolia Willd.
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