Calflora
Taxon  Report   7759    
Stachys pycnantha  Benth.
Short spike hedge nettle,  Shortspike hedgenettle
Stachys pycnantha
© 2011 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Stachys pycnantha
© 2018 Julian Geoghegan
Stachys pycnantha
© 2009 Margo Bors
Stachys pycnantha, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Stachys pycnantha
© 2017 David popp
Family: LAMIACEAE  
Genus: Stachys
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 2.2; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: 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 PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (STPY)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).