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Stachys bullata  Benth.
California hedge nettle,   California hedgenettle,   Southern hedge nettle,   Wood mint
Stachys bullata 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

Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFStachys californica
Information about  Stachys bullata from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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USDA PLANTS Profile (STBU)

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[wikipedia] Distribution, Description: Stachys bullata is a species of flowering plant in the mint family known by the common name California hedgenettle.[1] Distribution It is endemic to California, where it is known from the Central Coast Ranges, the Transverse Ranges, and other coastal mountain ranges in the central and southern parts of the state. It can also be found in maritime coastal habitat, such as the canyons of the Channel Islands. Description This mint produces an erect stem up to about 80 centimeters tall. It is coated in rough and soft hairs, some glandular. The hairy, glandular leaves are up to 18 centimeters long, borne in opposite pairs along the stem. The hairy, glandular inflorescence is made up of interrupted clusters of six flowers each. The flower has a tubular pink corolla up to a centimeter long borne in a hairy calyx of sepals. (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).