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Stachys baicalensis - Fisch. ex Benth.

Common Name
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Roadsides and waste places[147]. Wet grassy areas and riverbanks at elevations of 200 - 1700 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Stachys baicalensis


Stachys baicalensis

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Stachys baicalensis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). It is in flower in July, and the seeds ripen in August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - cooked[177].

Medicinal Uses



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Astringent;  Carminative;  Deodorant;  Depurative;  Diuretic;  Haemostatic;  Styptic.

The stem and leaves are astringent, carminative and deodorant[218]. The whole plant is depurative, diuretic and haemostatic[147, 218]. A decoction is used in the treatment of metrorrhagia, haematuria, jaundice and bacterial dysentery[147].

Other Uses

Deodorant.

None known

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in any deep well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun or light shade[200]. A good bee plant[200].

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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