FLORIDA HEDGENETTLE; FLORIDA BETONY (Stachys floridana)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: FLORIDA HEDGENETTLE; FLORIDA BETONY (Stachys floridana)

Can be aggressive so use cautiously, but the butterflies, bees and other pollinators will LOVE you if you have some in your meadow. Pretty, dainty, interesting flowers; interesting roots

Learn: http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/stachys-floridana

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Stachys

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=650

Said to be edible, especially the tubers: http://www.eattheweeds.com/florida-betony-150-a-pound/

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