Scientific Name: Stachys coccinea
Common Names: Scarlet Hedgenettle, Scarlet Hedge Nettle, Texas Betony, Scarlet Sage
Growth Habit: Herb/Forb
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Riparian. This attractive wildflower is found in moist canyons in the desert, uplands, and mountains.
Flower Color: Red
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Height: To 3 feet (91 cm) tall
Description: The flowers are in multiple whorls near the stem tips. The individual flowers are tubular, 1 1/4 inches (3.2 cm) long, and 2-lipped with a single-lobed upper lip and a larger tri-lobed lower lip. The leaves have toothed or scalloped margins and are green, opposite, deeply veined, and triangular-ovate in shape. The leaves may resemble those of a Nettle (Urtica spp.), but they are not stinging. The stems are green and square in cross section.
Hummingbird Flower – The flowers attract hummingbirds.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Genus: Stachys L. – hedgenettle
Species: Stachys coccinea Ortega – scarlet hedgenettle
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