|Common Name||Short Spike Hedge Nettle|
|Scientific Name||Stachys pycnantha|
|Flower Attributes||Inflorescence is a single cluster or interrupted series of a few clusters of flowers, with up to 12 flowers per cluster. The petals are white to pink and borne in a hairy calyx of sepals.|
|Leaf Attributes||Leaves and stems are airy, glandular, and very aromatic. Leaves are opposite, lance-shaped, and borne on short petioles.|
|Light||Morning sun, part shade|
|Soil||Clay; alkaline; can tolerate poor, boggy soils; prefers not well-draining soil|
This fuzzy, light-green plant is great for butterfly gardens! Short spike hedge nettle is a spreading plant that likes wet spots, like pond edges or creek banks. It’s winter deciduous, so it will lose most of its leaves when the cold hits.