Cooley’s Hedge-nettle

Stachys chamissonis var. cooleyae
  • Description: Aromatic perennial herb growing up to 150 cm from creeping rhizomes. Pink flowers appear in midsummer.
  • Habitat: Swamps, marshes, wet meadows, and disturbed areas.
  • Pair with: Western redcedar, willows, hardhack, slough sedge, salmonberry, red alder.
  • Fun Fact: Unlike stinging nettles, hedge-nettles are soft and do not sting; instead, they produce attractive flowers and a musky odour. The flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds.

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