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Stachys floridana Shuttleworth ex Bentham. Florida Betony, Rattlesnake-weed. Phen: Apr-Jul; May-Aug. Hab: Disturbed sites, roadsides, gardens; probably not native northward of Florida. Dist: Native from n. FL and Panhandle FL south to s. FL; now in a much more extensive range in our region by recent spread.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Other Comments: The common name "Rattlesnake-weed" refers to the moniliform rhizomes.

Synonymy: = Ar, Fl6, GW2, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, WH3, Fleming, Nelson, & Townsend (2011), Floden (2016), Nelson (1981); = n/a – C

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FAC

Heliophily: 7

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Stachys floridana, Hillsborough River State Park, Hillsborough County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Stachys floridana, Sansavilla Wildlife Management Area, Glynn County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷

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