Taxon  Report   7759    
Stachys pycnantha  Benth.
Short spike hedge nettle,  Shortspike hedgenettle
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.

Bloom Period
Genus: Stachys
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 2.2; (weak indicator)

Communities: Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Stachys ajugoides var. cymosa
More information about  Stachys pycnantha
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Mar 30, 2020).