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Stachys bullata, California Hedgenettle

Stachys bullata, California Hedgenettle


California Hedgenettle, Fivespot, Wood Mint, Southern Hedge Nettle

A California Native perennial herb that reaches up to two feet tall.  It is found in the Bay area along the coast, in swamps, and boggy places.  This plant does not sting.  Purple flowers bloom spring through fall.  

Plant with: Willow (Salix sp.), Cottonwood (Populus sp.), Sycamore (Plataunus racemosa), Sedge (Carex sp.), Rush (Juncus sp.), Monkeyflower (Mimulus cardinalis and guttatus), and Stream Orchid (Epipactis gigantea)

- Best in shade and part shade

- Best in a variety of soils

- Best in high moisture

- Deer resistant

- Attracts birds, bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies