hedge nettle

hedge nettle

noun
1.
a slender-leafed, hairy plant, Stachys palustris, of the mint family, abundant along roadsides and in fields and marshes, having clusters of tubular, purple flowers on a spike.
2.
any similar, related plant, especially S. hispida, of wet places.

Origin:
1670–80

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hedge nettle

noun
1. perennial herb with an odorless rhizome widespread in moist places in northern hemisphere 
2. foul-smelling perennial Eurasiatic herb with a green creeping rhizome 
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