- any plant of the genus Stachys, esp S. lanata (lamb's ears) and S. officinalis (betony)
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I find no mention of Stachys palustris in the American botanists.
Its specific name is a happy one, denoting its resemblance to the Stachys, or hedge-nettle.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits
Mary Elizabeth Parsons
Should it be necessary for any reason to clear the ground, the Stachys must be covered with soil.