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4. Stachys palustris L., Sp. Pl. 580. 1753. Benth. in DC., Prodr. 12: 470. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4: 676. 1885; Blatter, Beaut. Flow. Kashmir 2: 131. 1928; Mukerjee in Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 14, 1: 190. 1940; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 635. 1972; Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 150: 368, t. 328. 1982; Tuljaganova in Vvedensky, Conspect. Fl. As. Med. 9: 136. 1987.

I.C. Hedge

Differing from the previous species in the eglandular indumentum, the oblong to oblong-lanceolate crenulate leaves, the lower leaves very shortly petiolate, the upper sessile, and the absence of a foetid smell. The calyces and corollas are similar in structure to Stachys sylvatica but the flower colour is dull purple in Stachys palusnis.

Type: Europe (LINN 736/2 - microfiche!).

Distribution temperate Eurasia, N. America.

I have no record of this species in our area, except the Blatter reference (l. c.) and Thomson 1848 gathering cited above; it is surprising that it has apparently not been found since. It usually grows at streamsides or marshy places.


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