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Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2141)

      Order: Lamiales (178)

        Family: Lamiaceae (93)(family description)

          Genus: Stachys (5)

            Epithet: alopecuros (L.) Benth. (1)

Synonyms: Betonica alopecuros L., Betonica alpina Mill., Betonica flava St.-Lag., Betonica jacquinii Gren. & Godr., Betonica lutea Lam., Betonica orphanidea Heldr. ex Boiss., Sideritis alopecuros (L.) Scop., Stachys godronii (Rouy) Rouy ex Prain, Stachys jacquinii (Gren. & Godr.) Fritsch, Stachys javorkae Pénzes

alpina => from the Alps

flava => pure yellow

godronii => Dominique Alexandre Godron (1807-1880), French physician, botanist, geologist

jacquinii => in honor of Nikolaus Joseph Freiherr von Jacquinn (1727-1817), dutch born austrian scientist who studied medicine, chemistry and botany

lutea => distinct yellow, a full yellow


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: beige, white

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