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Hedge Woundwort

Stachys sylvatica

Plant Data

Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Lamiaceae (Dead-nettle)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Beetroot purple with pale or white blotches, almost resembling Dead-nettle flowers. 3 lobed lower lips. Stalkless flowers appear in whorls at the top of the usually upright main stem.
Fruit:
A 4-chambered, egg-shaped, single seeded nutlet (schizocarp).
Leaves:
Opposite and long-stalked leaves. The leaves are elongated-oval to heart-sharped and pointed. They are hairy with large regular-toothed margins
Maximum Size:
100cm tall.
Aroma:
Smells unpleasant.
Other Names:
Archangel, Common Hedge Nettle, Grass Nettle, Hedge Stachys, Red Archangel, Whitespot, Wild Nettle Grass, Wood Betony.
Habitats:
Grassland, hedgerows, parkland, swamps, wasteland, woodland.