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Stachys byzantina  K. Koch
Woolly hedgenettle
Stachys byzantina is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
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Genus: Stachys
Family: Lamiaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSStachys olympica
Information about  Stachys byzantina from other sources
USDA PLANTS Profile (STBY)

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[wikipedia] Native to Armenia, Iran, Turkey: Stachys byzantina (syn. S. lanata), the lamb's ear[2] (lamb's ear)[3] or woolly hedgenettle,[4] is a species of flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae, native to Armenia, Iran, and Turkey.[5][6] It is cultivated throughout much of the temperate world as an ornamental plant, and is naturalised in some locations as an escapee from gardens. Plants are very often found under the synonym Stachys lanata or Stachys olympica. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


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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: 04/15/2024).