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Widely cultivated perennial herb (Stachys byzantina, or S. olympica) of the mint family, native to South Asia. Covered with densely matted hairs, its silver-green leaves, which provide a pleasing contrast to green leaves and to bright- or soft-coloured flowers, make lamb's ears a hardy favourite in perennial gardens of the northeastern U.S.
Variants of LAMB'S EARS
lamb's ears or lamb's ear
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