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Stachys crenata [Lamiaceae]

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Scientific Name Stachys crenata USDA PLANTS Symbol STCR7
Common Name Mouse's Ear, Shade Betony ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 505351
Family Lamiaceae (Mint) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Rocky, gravelly soils in shaded areas in woodlands and ravines.
Plant: Erect or decumbent, pubescent-hairy annual 12 inches tall, stems branched at base.
Leaves: Ovate to elliptic leaves about 1-1/2 inch inch long with crenate edges; somewhat hairy; lower blades on petioles about the same length as leaves, smaller upper leaves sessile and becoming leafy bracts below blossoms.
Inflorescence: Clusters of a few small, light pink to light lavender blossoms, 1/4 to 1/2-inch long radiating perpendicular around stem in whorls from leaf axils; corolla with two lips, lower lip much larger and with rounded lobes.
Bloom Period: February to May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Shinners & Mahler’s Flora of North Central Texas" by Diggs, Lipscomb and O’Kennon and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

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