Photographer: Merel R. Black
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"
|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; ; inflorescence close, but separated whorls of usually 6 stalkless flowers from the upper leaf axils; blooms July-Aug.|
|Leaf:||opposite, toothed, usually stalkless with a rounded base|
|Habitat: ||wet; meadows, woods, prairies, shores|