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Woundwort

Observed: 18th August 2012 By: DevonianDevonian’s reputation in PlantsDevonian’s reputation in PlantsDevonian’s reputation in PlantsDevonian’s reputation in Plants
Woundwort (1)
Woundwort (2)
Woundwort (3)
Description:

Strong smelling labiate, hairy and has leaves without stalks. Flowers are purple-pink.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Marsh Woundwort (Stachys palustris) interacts

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Circuta58

I'm sorry that I had provided a misleading detail when I first posted the photos of the woundwort. Not knowing what to look for I did not check below the mass of vegetation produced these straggly plants.

Maybe the added photo (which I took today)will provided the detail that you said was missing for an identification Stachys sylvatica x palustris.

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Leaves

I have checked up in Stace and he says that even the leaves shown in photo 2 would have to be petiolate for the hybrid. Their being sessile up to the inflorescence makes it S. palustris. Sorry to mislead you. I have learned a useful detail too.

cicuta58