Hedge Woundwort - Stachys sylvatica
Medium to tall creeping plant to 1.2 metres with a rather unpleasant smell, stems erect, glandular hairy. Leaves heart shaped, slightly hairy, all stalked. Flowers dull dark purple red, with white markings, 13 to 18 mm long, hairy, the whorls forming an interrupted spike.
Hedgerows banks and ditches.
June to September.
Common throughout most of Britain except for the Scottish Highlands.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 601 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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