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Stachys cordata Riddell. Heart-leaved Hedge-nettle. Phen: Jun-Aug; Sep-Oct. Hab: Moist forests, especially alluvial bottomlands or over calcareous rocks. Dist: NY west to IL, south to SC, GA, AL, and AR.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Primarily montane, but extending east to Stokes County, NC, and Campbell County, VA. See Pringle (2002) for a discussion of nomenclature. Floden (2015) recognizes S. salvioides as separate from S. cordata.

Synonymy: = C, Il, K3, K4, Va, Fleming, Nelson, & Townsend (2011), Poindexter & Nelson (2011); = n/a – RAB; = Stachys riddellii House – F, G; > Stachys cordata Riddell – S, Floden (2016); < Stachys nuttallii Shuttlew. ex Benth. – K1, Pa, W, Nelson (1981); > Stachys salvioides Small – S, Floden (2016)

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Stachys cordata, Potatopatch Mountain, Chattahoochee National Forest, Gilmer County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler source
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Stachys cordata, Potatopatch Mountain, Chattahoochee National Forest, Gilmer County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source

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