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Common name

English: Hedge woundwort

German: Wald-Ziest


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Lamiales (196)

        Family: Lamiaceae (97)(family description)

          Genus: Stachys (5)

            Epithet: sylvatica L. (6)

Synonyms: Stachys canariensis Jacq., Stachys foetida Gueldenst. ex Ledeb., Stachys glaucescens Muss.Puschk. ex Spreng., Stachys trapezuntea Boiss.

canariensis => from the Canary Islands, or Canary-like

foetida => evil smelling

glaucescens => becoming greyish or bluish

sylvatica => wild not cultivated, growing in woods and forests

trapezuntea => from Trabzon north-eastern Turkey


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: pink

External links

Check for Stachys sylvatica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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