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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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Reaching its peak in July, white roses, lilies, delphiniums, peonies and eremurus mingle with mounds of silvery artemisia, santolina, stachys and the silverleaved pear Pyrus salicifolia.
The soft, furry leaves of stachys Silver Carpet not only brighten a gloomy corner but are irresistible to touch - great below a seat when you have bare feet.
Generally, silver-leaved plants have Stachys Byzantina 'Bunny Ears' a much better chance of survival in poor soil conditions and in times of drought.
Fewer know lamb's ears' first cousin, Hummelo betony (Stachys).
In spring, I like to forage for Florida betony (Stachys fioridana).
I've grown crosnes (Stachys affinis), skirret (Slum sisarum), and salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius) for more than 35 years and have gotten to know them well.
Consider planting more drought-tolerant plants that don't require a huge amount of water, such as stachys, verbascum and salvias, or rosemary, thyme and lavender.
You could consider planting more drought tolerant plants that don't require a huge amount of water, so anything with furry silvery leaves such as stachys, verbascum and salvias, and Mediterranean species such as rosemary, thyme and good old lavender.
Don't forget rock plants such as armeria maritima, aubrieta, dianthus alpinus, phlox subulata, stachys, osteospermum jucundum, erigeron karvinskianus, and iris pumila.
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 those fuzzy leaves in the rear look familiar, it's because they're lamb's ears (Stachys), but a new variety: 'Bello Grigio', with slender, silver leaves that almost glow.
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.