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Marsh Hedge-nettle - Stachys palustris
Other Names:  Stachys pilosa


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems erect, 20–80 cm, simple or branched. Herbage hirsute, aromatic. Leaves short-petiolate to sessile; blades 3–9 cm long, lanceolate, truncate, serrate. Inflorescence of verticillasters in a terminal, interrupted, bracteate spike. Flowers: calyx glandular-villous, 5–9 mm long, lobes equal, purplish; corolla purple, spotted, 10–15 mm long, bilabiate, the upper lip hood-like, the lower 3-lobed; stamens 4, included; style subequally 2-lobed. Nutlets rounded above (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are subspecies pilosa (Nutt.) Epling

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to OR, AZ, OH and NY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 8

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Habitat
Moist or wet soil of marshes, wet meadows, often around streams, ponds; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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