Friday, 20 May 2016
DESKTOP 1025 - LAMB'S EAR
Stachys byzantina (syn. S. lanata; lamb's-ear or woolly hedgenettle) is a species of Stachys, native to Turkey, Armenia, and Iran. It is cultivated over much of the temperate world as an ornamental plant, and is naturalised in some locations as an escapee from gardens. Plants are very often found under the synonym Stachys lanata or Stachys olympica. Lamb's-ear flowers in late spring and early summer; plants produce tall spike-like stems with a few reduced leaves. The flowers are small and either white or purple. The plants tend to be evergreen but can "die" back during cold winters and regenerate new growth from the crowns.
This post is part of the Friday Greens meme.