Lamb's Ears

The genus name means "a spike" and refers to the inflorescence form.

 

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Stachys byzantina Lamb's Ears, Woolly Betony
S. grandiflora  
S. macrantha
(S. grandiflora, Betonica grandiflora)
 
S. officinalis Common Betony
S. olympicus
(S. fanata)
Lamb's Ears, Woolly Betony

Species Hgt
(in)
Flower
Color
Foliage
Color
S. byzantina 12-15 Purple Gray
S. macrantha 12-24 Purple Green
S. officinalis 18-24 Red-purple Green

* Guides and Keys are from the book "Herbaceous Perennial Plants A Treatise on their Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes" by Dr Allan M. Armitage of the University of Georgia. Varsity Press, Athens, Georgia. 1989 ISBN 0-942375-00. More on Dr Armitage and his other books.

 

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