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Stachys albens  A. Gray
Cobwebby hedge nettle,   White hedge nettle,   Whitestem hedgenettle
Stachys albens is a perennial herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
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Genus: Stachys
Family: Lamiaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFStachys albens var. juliensis
JEFStachys lanuginosa
JEFStachys malacophylla
JEFStachys velutina
Information about  Stachys albens from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (STAL)

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[wikipedia] Description, Habitat: Stachys albens, also known as whitestem hedgenettle[1] or white hedgenettle, is a mint endemic to California.[2] S. albens flowers have a 2 lipped, 5 lobed calyx, which is densely cobwebby and white to pinkish in color with purplish veins.[3][4] The plant is fuzzy all over, with opposite, triangular, serrate leaves, a square stem, a layered spike of many small flowers, and a minty smell if bruised.[5] Distribution Stachys albens occurs between 0 (sea level) and 9000 feet, in wet, swampy to seepy[3] places in the following plant communities:[2] Foothill oak woodland. Coastal sage scrub. Yellow pine forest. Red fir forest. Lodgepole pine forest. California mixed evergreen forest. Wetland-riparian. Pinyon-juniper woodland - Mojave and Colorado Deserts. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/23/2024).