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Texas Betony

Stachys coccinea

Description:

The stout, square stems of scarlet hedge-nettle or Texas betony rise to 3 ft. or more and are lined with pair of dark-green leaves becoming smaller up the stem. The inflorescence is an interrupted spike of two-lipped, bright-red, tubular flowers. A stout, erect, leafy plant, covered with soft hairs, with scarlet bilaterally symmetrical flowers in whorls at intervals in a spike at top of 4-sided stem.

Habitat:

Wildlife habitat yard.

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joanbstanley
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joanbstanley

Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 27, 2013
Submitted on Mar 31, 2013

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