Taxon: Stachys arvensis (L.) L.

Genus: Stachys
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Lamioideae
Tribe: Stachydeae
Nomen number: 316845
Place of publication: Sp. pl. ed. 2, 2:814. 1763
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 27-Apr-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Jun-2008
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal Madeira Islands; Spain Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Israel ; Lebanon ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Germany ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Ireland ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Former Yugoslavia ; Greece ; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized


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