Taxon  Report   7759 
Stachys pycnantha  Benth.
Short spike hedge nettle,  Shortspike hedgenettle
Stachys pycnantha
© 2011 Neal Kramer
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Stachys pycnantha
© 2009 Margo Bors
Stachys pycnantha
© 2004 David A. Tharp
Stachys pycnantha, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Stachys pycnantha
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
Genus: Stachys
Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   2.2 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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TJM2: Stachys ajugoides var. cymosa
More information about  Stachys pycnantha
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 19, 2018).

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