Stachys byzantina K. Koch
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Lamiales||Aromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary|
|Genus||Stachys||From 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 byzantina description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.
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10/28/2007 · By Jacquelyn Boyt
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