Stachys chamisonis var. cooleyae

Great Hedge-Nettle

Erect from spreading roots. Stems square, mostly unbranched, with stiff hairs on edges. Leaves opposite, triangular, 2–6 in. long, toothed, with rounded tip, hairy on both sides. Flowers deep red to purple, 1–2 in. long, hairy, sessile, with 2 lips: upper lip without lobes, lower lip larger and 3-lobed. Grows in moist open areas, roadsides, at low elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 25--60 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Coastal, Bog/Fen/Wetland, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np, West Gorge
  • Native: Yes