Stachys x ambigua - Hybrid Woundwort
This hybrid can occur in large patches, often in the absence of either parent ( S. sylvatica
and S. palustris
). It is usually found on waste ground, in scrub, on stream banks, by ditches, and by reservoirs. Recent records include Carn Galver (SW43I, 1998, M.Atkinson), Porthleven (SW62I, 1998, C.N.French), Pengegon (SW63P, 1998, C.N.French), Inchs (SW96W, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Galowras Mill (SX04B, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Par beach (SX05R, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Pont Bridge (SX15L, 1998, M.Atkinson), Middle Taphouse (SX16R, 1997, M.Atkinson), Bude Canal (SS20C, 1998, M.Atkinson), St. Martin's Church, Looe (SX25S, 1998, M.Atkinson), near Launceston (SX38H, 1998, W.H.Tucker) and Lewcombe (SX38R, 1998, D.Dupree).
Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick
French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.