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(Plants) any plant of the genus Stachys, esp S. lanata (lamb's ears) and S. officinalis (betony)
[New Latin, from Greek stachys ear of corn, used as a plant name]
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Noun1.stachys - large genus of usually woolly or hairy herbs or subshrubs or shrubsStachys - large genus of usually woolly or hairy herbs or subshrubs or shrubs; temperate eastern hemisphere; tropical Australasia
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family - a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary
dead nettle, Stachys sylvatica, hedge nettle - foul-smelling perennial Eurasiatic herb with a green creeping rhizome
hedge nettle, Stachys palustris - perennial herb with an odorless rhizome widespread in moist places in northern hemisphere
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Don't forget rock plants such as armeria maritima, aubrieta, dianthus alpinus, phlox subulata, stachys, osteospermum jucundum, erigeron karvinskianus, and iris pumila.
To stimulate an interest in gardening, just walk around with them pointing out fun things such as snapdragons, foxgloves, and tactile and soft plants such as stachys.
Some gazanias have grey felted leaves too and the ubiquitous 'Lamb's Lugs', Stachys byzantina, holds its own now.
Calosphace (Epling, 1939; Epling, 1940; Epling, 1941; Epling, 1944; Epling y Jativa, 1968; Turner, 2008a; Turner, 2009a; Turner, 2009b), Scutellaria (Epling, 1942) y Stachys (Epling, 1934; Turner, 1994a), para Hyptis no se considera la nueva propuesta de clasificacion de Harley y Pastore (2012) en donde este genero es subdividido en cuatro, sino la de Epling (1949).
If you have a fad for foliage, you will definitely find the soft furry leaves of Stachys lanata irresistible.
They bring structure to plantings of spring bulbs and a fine contrast later with simple, silver-leaved subjects like Stachys lanata and with refined grasses, pennisetum and melica uniflora.
Other plants researchers found to be effective in treating diabetes were stachys aegyptiaca, marram grass, and sonchus oleraceus.
Background: Stachys tibetica Vatke (Himalayan or mountain tea) grows abundantly in the tropical and subtropical locations of the world including India, Tibet and China.
Many amateur astronomers also know that the name Spica is Latin for "ear of wheat," a translation of the Greek name Stachys.
In another study, the hydroalcoholic extract of Stachys lavandulifolia reduced the inflammation at 100, 200, 400 mg/kg in mice.
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