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Betony, Stachys officinalis Family: Lamiaceae
Stachys officinalis / Betonica officinalis     *     Betony

Flowering time: June-October. Perennial

Habitat: Found on dry grassland, heaths and at the edge of open woodland. Widespread in England and Wales on both acidic and calcareous soils.

Oblong spikes with whorls of purple-red flowers, the calyx with bristle-pointed teeth. Leaves are coarsely blunt-toothed, the lower leaves stalked. Height 15-60cm.


Betony, Stachys officinalis       Betony, Stachys officinalis

Betony, Stachys officinalis
Dorset. August 2007

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