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Plant ID - is this really wild?

alfharris8alfharris8 Posts: 513
A while ago I posted a photo of a mystery plant that grows in my wall bed.
Someone suggested Woundwort but the leaves don't smell and are really heart shaped.  I wondered if there was more than one kind of Woundwort that the ones I have lurking in the garden or if anyone else has any other suggestions. Thanks. 


  • alfharris8alfharris8 Posts: 513
    Why do my photos always upload sideways?
  • AthelasAthelas Posts: 911
    edited July 2021
    Might be Betonica macrantha

    I’ve rotated your photo. You just need to crop it a little for the website to load it in the correct orientation

    Cambridgeshire, UK
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 657
    Stachys hummelo?
    It seems most peoples' photos come out sideways.  I wish the powers that be could get it sorted, I'm getting a crick in my neck!
    East Anglia
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,265
    I think @Athelas is right with Betonica macrantha.   :)
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 657
    I was nearly right - Betonica macrantha used to be Stachys.  All these name changes!! :/
    East Anglia
  • alfharris8alfharris8 Posts: 513
    Thanks very much for solving this mystery. 
    Having something to go on I have now seen a photo on The Beth Chatto website and it's a match for sure.
    Very pleased 😀

  • @Athelas is right. It is Betonica macrantha.
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