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Stachys aethiopica

This is a vigorous and versatile plant with long straggling stems which uses surrounding vegetation for support. The leaves are glandular, heart-shaped and rough with serrated edges, they are arranged opposite to each other and have an unpleasant smell. The square-shaped stems are sparsely glandular and hairy throughout. The stems carry whorls of 2-6 flowers in terminal inflorescence. The top corolla is hooded and four stamens can be seen sticking out.

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Common Name:
African stachys, wild sage (Eng.); katbossie (Afr.)
Plant Height:
50 cm
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Flowering Time:
September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June