[Hedgenettles of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Rigid Betony, Rigid Hedgenettle, Rigid Hege-nettle, Rough Hedge-nettle

Stachys rigida

Synonyms: Stachys ajugoides, Stachys ajugoides var. ajugoides, Stachys ajugoides var. rigida, Stachys ciliata, Stachys rigida ssp. quercetorum, Stachys rigida ssp. rigida, Stachys rigida ssp. rivularis, Stachys rigida var. quercetorum, Stachys rigida var. rigida

Inflorescence of Rigid Betony, Rigid Hedgenettle, Rigid Hege-nettle, Rough Hedge-nettle: Stachys rigida (Synonyms: Stachys ajugoides, Stachys ajugoides var. ajugoides, Stachys ajugoides var. rigida, Stachys ciliata, Stachys rigida ssp. quercetorum, Stachys rigida ssp. rigida, Stachys rigida ssp. rivularis, Stachys rigida var. quercetorum, Stachys rigida var. rigida)

A close-up of the inflorescence of rigid betony as seen at Kingston Prairie Nature Preserve to the southeast of Salem, OR.................June 2006. Note the pattern of pink stripes on the inner surface of the corolla lobes.

Flower of Rigid Betony, Rigid Hedgenettle, Rigid Hege-nettle, Rough Hedge-nettle: Stachys rigida (Synonyms: Stachys ajugoides, Stachys ajugoides var. ajugoides, Stachys ajugoides var. rigida, Stachys ciliata, Stachys rigida ssp. quercetorum, Stachys rigida ssp. rigida, Stachys rigida ssp. rivularis, Stachys rigida var. quercetorum, Stachys rigida var. rigida)

A close-up of a flower and subtending bract of rigid betony as seen at Kingston Prairie Nature Preserve to the southeast of Salem, OR.................June 2006.

Rigid Betony, Rigid Hedgenettle, Rigid Hege-nettle, Rough Hedge-nettle: Stachys rigida (Synonyms: Stachys ajugoides, Stachys ajugoides var. ajugoides, Stachys ajugoides var. rigida, Stachys ciliata, Stachys rigida ssp. quercetorum, Stachys rigida ssp. rigida, Stachys rigida ssp. rivularis, Stachys rigida var. quercetorum, Stachys rigida var. rigida) ----- Rigid Betony, Rigid Hedgenettle, Rigid Hege-nettle, Rough Hedge-nettle: Stachys rigida (Synonyms: Stachys ajugoides, Stachys ajugoides var. ajugoides, Stachys ajugoides var. rigida, Stachys ciliata, Stachys rigida ssp. quercetorum, Stachys rigida ssp. rigida, Stachys rigida ssp. rivularis, Stachys rigida var. quercetorum, Stachys rigida var. rigida)

Two additional close-ups of rigid betony as seen at Kingston Prairie Nature Preserve to the southeast of Salem, OR.................June 2006. Click each photo to see an enlarged view (2x).

Paul Slichter