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|Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Stachys||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Stachys mexicana Benth.
Stem: erect or sprawling, 0.5--1.5 m, simple to branched distally, hairy, occasionally glandular. Leaf: petiole well developed, hairy, blade ovate, serrate, hairy and glandular, cordate, tip acute. Inflorescence: soft-downy, elongated, bracts gradually reduced distally, appearing leafy; clusters 6--8-flowered. Flower: calyx tube hairy, 3--5 mm, lobes 2--2.5 mm, generally reflexed or spreading in age; corolla magenta to purple, tube 7--8 mm, lower lip 6--7 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=66.
Ecology: Thickets, damp places, generally coastal; Elevation: < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, ScV, SnFrB (rare); Distribution Outside California: Oregon, Washington, Alaska. Flowering Time: Apr--Sep
Synonyms: Stachys ajugoides Benth. var. rigida (Benth.) Jeps. & Hoover, in part
eFlora Treatment Author: John B. Nelson
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Stachys chamissonis
Next taxon: Stachys pilosa
Citation for this treatment: John B. Nelson 2016. Stachys mexicana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45368, accessed on May 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 24, 2016.