Oct. 27, 2019

woundwort, Stachys hispida

Woundwort or hedge-nettle, take your pick. Same thing with scientific names. This could be S. tenuifolia. These plants are part of another one of those stews of genes that produce plants with a range of characters. Rough or smooth, long petioles or short, and other variations make it hard to decide if they're one species or several. So we will go with several, for the best of reasons? It gives us more pictures to post! The range of these plants is difficult to determine because of the confusion. Draw a line from MB to TX and go east. You may find them anywhere in damp shade. KiwanisTrail, Lenawee Co MI, 8/10/11.