West Highland Flora

Field Woundwort


Stachys arvensis

 

Stachys arvensis

Photo Jackie Miles
NSW South Coast Weeds
28 Aug 2003 Brogo, NSW, Australia

Rare, an annual weed of cultivated ground

Flower c 6-7 mm long.  Plant to 25 cm high.

ID: Flower shape as in pictures, upper lip broadly and shallowly hooded, lower lip much larger, with broad central lobe and smaller side lobes.  Flower pale purple.  Lower leaves heart-shaped, hardly longer than broad, stalked.

Other features: A small plant, nowhere near the size of  Hedge or Marsh Woundwort, more like a Speedwell in habit.  Often branched at base.  Flowers in whorls of about 3-6.  Calyx almost as long as flowers.

 

Stachys arvensis

Photo Jackie Miles
NSW South Coast Weeds
28 Aug 2003 Brogo, NSW, Australia

 

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