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Ajuga Hedge Nettle
Stachys ajugoides
About Ajuga Hedge Nettle (Stachys ajugoides) 5 Nurseries Carry This Plant Stachys ajugoides is a species of flowering plant in the mint family known by the common name bugle hedgenettle. It is native to western North America, where it can be found in many types of habitat in Oregon, California, and Baja California, especially moist areas. It is an aromatic herb with serrate leaves. The inflorescence is a spike of interrupted clusters of flowers, often in shades of pink. Media related to Stachys ajugoides at Wikimedia Commons
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.33 - 1 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Full Sun


Common uses
Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens, Bird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Moist places

Annual Precipitation: 4.8" - 125.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.16" - 4.23", Coldest Month: 27.8" - 58.8", Hottest Month: 47.3" - 87.5", Humidity: 0.01" - 38.31", Elevation: -23" - 8910"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Stachys ajugoides var. ajugoides
Common Names: Bugle Hedgenettle

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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