Stachys

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stachys

(ˈsteɪkɪs)
n
(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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THE daffodil may be forever associated with Wales but what of the humble limestone woundwort or whorled caraway?
THE daffodil may be forever associated with Wales, but what of the humble limestone woundwort?
The choices were spotted rock-rose (Anglesey); cuckooflower (Brecknockshire); Snowdon lily (Caernarvonshire); wild leek (Cardiff); bog rosemary (Cardiganshire); whorled caraway (Carmarthenshire); limestone woundwort (Denbighshire); bell heather (Flintshire); yellow whitlow-grass (Glamorgan); Welsh poppy (Merioneth); foxglove (Monmouthshire); spiked speedwell (Montgomeryshire); thrift (Pembrokeshire); Radnor lily (Radnorshire).