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2011
Stachys Byzantine
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Stachys Byzantine C. Koch

Synonyms - Stachys lanata Jacq., Stachys olympia Poir.

Popular names - Donkey's Ears, woolly betony.

Distribution and Habitat - native to southeast Europe and southwest Asia, grows on dry slopes at the edge of forests, up to 2000 m altitude.

Description - Perennial species. Stems 15-80 cm tall, densely tomentoasa. Leaves 30-100 x 15-40 mm, the basal oblong spatula, the stems elliptical, attenuated at the base, white-lanate sericeu. Calyx 8-12 mm, teeth one third of the length of the tube. Corolla 15-25 mm. Seeds obovate, dorsal side convex, smooth, glabra, gray brown, 2-2.3 x 1.5-1.7 mm. 2n = 30

Propagation - the split bush and seeds.

Properties and Uses - cultivated as ornamental in parks and gardens, sometimes naturalized.

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