A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Hedge-nettle (Stachys cooleyae)

Latourell Falls Trail, Columbia Gorge, OR, 8/2013.

Latourell Falls Trail, Columbia Gorge, OR, 8/2013.

This member of the mint family is common along roadsides as well as low elevation meadows.  Said to give off an unpleasant smell when crushed.  Like other mints, the cross-section of its stem is square.

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