STACHYS sylvatica

Hedge Woundwort,
Wood Woundwort



Height: 1-3' (30-90 cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Maroon

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder)
Order: Lamiales (Nettle Order)
Family: Lamiaceae (Nettle Family)
Genus: Stachys (Woundwort)
Species: sylvatica (of woods)
Stachys sylvatica

Stachys sylvatica is a common wildflower of shady woodland paths and edges. It is one of the taller members of the family, reaching a height of two feet or more, with rough, hairy, dark green leaves and stem, with an unpleasant smell. The flowers are in long tapering spikes, dark red with white speckles on the lower lip.

Stachys sylvatica has been used in traditional herbal medicine to treat kidney problems and to stop bleeding.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


(27 days)

Seed Pod There is no seed pod. The seeds are at the bottom of the calyx.

Seed The seeds are tiny dark brown nuts. There are four seeds from each flower.

Seedling The seedling has rough pointed leaves.

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