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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