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Stachys floridana (Florida hedgenettle)
Smith, R.W.

Stachys floridana

Stachys floridana Shuttlw. ex Benth.

Florida Hedgenettle, Florida Betony

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)


USDA Symbol: stfl4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Florida Betony is a member of the mint family (family Lamiaceae) which includes aromatic herbs or shrubs, rarely trees or vines, usually with stems square in cross-section, 4-sided, and flowers in long clusters, heads, or interrupted whorls on the stem. There are about 180 genera and 3,500 species nearly worldwide The Mediterranean region, the chief area of diversity, has produced many spices and flavorings; various mints, oregano, marjoram, thyme, sage, and basil. Catnip and lavender are in the family.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Nov , Dec


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TN , TX , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Stachys floridana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Stachys floridana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Stachys floridana


Record Modified: 2023-04-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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