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Stachys byzantina K. Koch

Lamb’s ears

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyLamiaceaeMint family
GenusStachysFrom the Greek stachus for “ear of grain” or “a spike,” in reference to the spike-like form of the flowers

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Stachys olympica Poir.


Stachys byzantina description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.

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Stachys byzantina (lamb’s ears)

10/28/2007 · By Jacquelyn Boyt


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