Saturday, February 6, 2016

Stachys bullata (California Hedgenettle)

4/30/05 Roadside near Cachuma Creek off Happy Canyon Road,
Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area, Santa Lucia Ranger District, 
Santa Barbara County, CA

4/30/05 Happy Canyon Road


COMMON NAME: California Hedge
SPECIES: Stachys bullata

FAMILY: Lamiaceae (Mint Family)


LOCATION: Roadside near Cachuma Creek off Happy Canyon Road,Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area, Santa Lucia Ranger District, Santa Barbara County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Stem erect, 4–8 dm, branched; hairs on angles stiff, sharp, reflexed, on sides soft, often glandular

Leaf: blade 3–18 cm, ± ovate, soft- and stiff-hairy, glandular, base ± cordate, tip obtuse

Inflorescence > 5 cm, interrupted; clusters 6-flowered, hairs shaggy

Flower: calyx tube 6–7.5 mm, hairs shaggy; corolla pink, tube 7–10 mm, ring of hairs < 2 mm from base, perpendicular, upper lip 3.5–5.5 mm, lower 6–10 mm

Ecology: Dry slopes near coast

Elevation: < 500 m.  

Bioregional distribution: Central Western California, Southwestern California.Plants from n ChI might 
belong to undescribed subsp

Horticultural information: 5: IRR: 15, 16, 17, 24 &SHD: 7, 8, 9, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23; INV; STBL.

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