Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Stachys palustris L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Janice Stiefel
Family Lamiaceae
Stachys palustris L.
hedge-nettle, marsh hedge-nettle, woundwort
Stachys: from the Greek stachus for "ear of grain" or "a spike," in reference to the spike-like form of the flowers
palustris: "of marshes"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-40" tall, aromatic, hairy forb; stems square
Flower: pink to purplish with white spots, 5-parted, 3/8"-2/3" long, hooded; flower drawing; inflorescence close, but separated whorls of usually 6 stalkless flowers from the upper leaf axils; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:1-seeded nutlet
Leaf:opposite, toothed, usually stalkless with a rounded base
Habitat: wet; meadows, woods, prairies, shores
(Glossary)

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