hedge nettle

noun

Definition of hedge nettle

: a plant of the genus Stachys: such as
a : a perennial shade-loving Eurasian herb (S. sylvatica) with a green creeping rhizome having a foul odor when crushed
b : a similar plant (S. palustris) with an odorless rhizome that is widespread in moist places in most of the northern hemisphere

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“Hedge nettle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hedge%20nettle. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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