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What does hedge woundwort smell like?

What does hedge woundwort smell like?

The unpleasant, astringent smell of Hedge woundwort makes this medium-sized plant of woodlands, hedgerows and roadside verges stand out from the crowd.

What is Hedge Woundwort used for?

Uses. This plant has a long history of use in herbalism, and as the common name implies it was regarded as very good for dressing cuts and other wounds. Woundwort is reputed to cure aching joints when made into an ointment and to have antispasmodic and sedative properties when taken internally.

How do you grow hedge woundwort?

Hedge Woundwort seeds should be sown in spring or autumn, either outside, where they are to flower, or in seed trays and covered lightly with compost. Seeds can be pricked out and grown on, for planting out later in the year.

What does Woundwort look like?

In the film, Woundwort is depicted as a large, brown rabbit with a dark green right eye, while his left eye is blind. He is the only rabbit who is shown with extra sharp teeth.

Where can I find Stachys sylvatica hedge woundwort?

This wildflower occurs throughout most of Europe except the far north of Scandinavia, and it is also recorded in many parts of Asia. Stachys sylvatica favours the edges of deciduous woodlands and hedgerows, but it can also be seen on waste ground and occasionally beside rivers and lakes (where Marsh Woundwort also occurs).

How tall does Stachys sylvatica hedge nettle grow?

Stachys sylvatica. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Stachys sylvatica. Stachys sylvatica, commonly known as hedge woundwort, whitespot, or sometimes as hedge nettle, is a perennial herb growing to 80 cm tall in woodland and unmanaged grassland. In temperate zones of the northern hemisphere it flowers in July and August.

How is Hedge woundwort related to wood betony?

Woundwort’s latin name is Stachys sylvatica, and it is related to a better known herb, Wood Betony, Stachys betonica, to which it bears some resemblance. They both belong to the Labiatae family and like other members of this family it has a square stem, though this is solid and full of pith, not hollow.

How big does a Stachys sylvatica plant get?

Stachys sylvatica is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.9 m (3ft). It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees.