Wednesday 30 November 2022


Stachys byzantina (syn. S. lanata), the lamb's-ear or woolly hedgenettle, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae, native to Armenia, Iran, and Turkey. It is cultivated over much of the temperate world as an ornamental plant, and is naturalised in some locations as an escapee from gardens. Plants are very often found under the synonym Stachys lanata or Stachys olympica.

Lamb's-ear flowers in late spring and early summer; plants produce tall spike-like stems with a few reduced leaves. The flowers are small and light purple. The plants tend to be evergreen but can "die" back during cold winters and regenerate new growth from the crowns. The attractiveness of the plant is in its milky-green colour and the wooly soft texture of the leaves covered in fine hairs.

This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of My Corner of the World meme,
and also part of Nature Notes meme.


  1. I haven't seen lambs ear in quite a while. Thanks for sharing this at; it reminds me of my grandmother's garden.

  2. The green foliage looks magnificent

  3. That's an interesting plant. The flowers are unusual but lovely.

    Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!

  4. I think I have seen it here also...Very different looking...Michelle


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