August 19, 2015


August 19, 2015
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Hedgenettle (Stachys)  - 178/365


Hedgenettle, Stachys, a member of the flowering mint family Lamiaceae. There are around 300-450 species of Stachys. This one could be Stachys ajugoides (bugle hedgenettle) or Stachys albens (white hedge nettle). Its stems vary from 50-300 cm tall, the leaves are softly hairy and the flowers are 1-2 cm long in varying shades of white to pink. Other common names include self-heal and woundwort as it was commonly used in herbal medicine for wound treatment.

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