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Stachys byzantina ‘Silver Carpet’

 

Lamb’s-ears, Lamb’s Ears

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyLamiaceaeMint family
GenusStachysFrom the Greek stachus for “ear of grain” or “a spike,” in reference to the spike-like form of the flowers
SpeciesbyzantinaProbably because this species was found in Byzantium, ancient name for Istanbul
Cultivar‘Silver Carpet’

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Stachys byzantina ‘Silver Carpet’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Jun 2010.

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Stachys byzantina (Lamb’s-ears, Lamb’s Ears)

6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

Stachys byzantina (Lamb’s-ears, Lamb’s Ears)

6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm)

Stachys byzantina (Lamb’s-ears, Lamb’s Ears)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 35 cm)

Stachys byzantina (Lamb’s-ears, Lamb’s Ears)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 8 × 5" (20 × 13 cm)

Range: Zones 4-8:

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