Saturday, February 6, 2016

Stachys rigida var. rigida (Rigid Hedgenettle, Rough Hedgenettle)

7/4/05 Mill Creek, S. Warner Wilderness, Modoc National Forest,
Modoc County, CA

7/24/11 Vista Grande Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve,
Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA


COMMON NAME: Rigid Hedgenettle, Rough Hedgenettle

SPECIES: Stachys rigida var. rigida (Syn. Stachys ajugoides var. rigida)

FAMILY: Lamiaceae (Mint Family)


LOCATION: Roadside meadow at Mill Creek, about 5 miles up County Rd. 64 (near Jesse Valley Road) from Likely, South Warner Wilderness, Modoc National Forest, Warner Mountain Ranger District, Modoc County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Stachys ajugoides:

Stem branched or not

Leaf: petiole 1.5–6 cm

Inflorescence > 5 cm, interrupted; bracts sometimes long, leafy

Flower: calyx tube 3–6 mm, hairs 0 or soft to stiff, sometimes glandular; corolla tube 6–11 mm, sometimes spurred or sac-like, ring of hairs > 2 mm from base, upper lip 2.5–5 mm, lower lip 4.5–8.5 mm

Ecology: Generally moist places, sometimes dry hillsides, many communities

Elevation: < 2500 m.  

Bioregional distribution: California 

Distribution outside California: to British Columbia, Baja California

From Jepson eFlora Taxon Page:

Stachys rigida Benth. var. rigida

Leaf: blade lanceolate to oblong, soft-hairy, base rounded (cordate), tip acute to obtuse, margins minutely serrate to crenate.
Ecology: Moist to +- dry places; 

Elevation: < 2500 m. 
Bioregional Distribution: CA (+- rare D); 
Distribution Outside California: to Washington. 
Flowering Time: Jul--Aug
Synonyms: Stachys ajugoides Benth. var. rigida (Benth.) Jeps. & Hoover; Stachys rigida subsp. rivularis (A. Heller) Epling; Stachys veronicifolia Burtt Davy ex Jeps.
eFlora Treatment Author: John B. Nelson

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