Stachys byzantina   Lamb's-ear I

Stachys byzantina Stachys byzantina flower Stachys byzantina bud

This is an introduction from Asia which started in gardens but which has since established itself particularly in southern and central England. It is found in Scotland, Ireland and Wales but only occasionally. This one was found in Wales at a site not recorded by BSBI.

Stachys byzantina formerly known as Stachys lanata is the woolliest of woolly plants you'll ever expect to see. The buds (above) are almost hidden by the woolliness surrounding them.

Near Llandulas Quarry 6th July 2006

Added on 7th July 2006, updated 11th February 2012

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