Stachys macrantha (K. Koch) Stearn
Betonica grandiflora Stephan ex Willd.
Stachys grandiflora (Stephan ex Willd.) Benth. nom. illeg.
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Lamiales||Aromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary|
|Genus||Stachys||From the Greek stachus for “ear of grain” or “a spike,” in reference to the spike-like form of the flowers|
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Stachys macrantha description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 15 Nov 2013.
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6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 8 × 6" (20 × 14 cm)
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