Stachys hyssopifolia ambigua
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Stachys hyssopifolia ambigua is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.75 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
E. Asia - Japan. Eastern N. America - Pennsylvania to Illinois, south to Florida.
Damp sands, swamps and prairies[
Succeeds in any deep well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun or light shade[
A good bee plant[
Eaten as a vegetable[
]. No more details are given, it is likely to be the roots or the leaves that are eaten[
The plant is astringent, carminative and deodorant[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring.