Stachys melissifolia Benth., Labiat. Gen. Spec. 538 1834. (Stachys bikramii Aswal & Mehrotra; Stachys emodi Hedge [Illegitimate]; Stachys sericea Wall. ex Benth. [Illegitimate]; Stachys splendens Wall. [Invalid]);
Stachys sericea, a much slender plant than S. floccosa, with much less dense silky hairs on stem and leaves, smaller flowers often lighter coloured in the lower lip.
Lamiaceae (Incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Stachys sericea? from VOF-NS May 138/138 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments(4)
Please provide your inputs regarding id of this herb, from vof area..
efi page on Stachys melissifolia (syn: Stachys sericea Wall. ex Benth. [Illegitimate])
I think matches with images at Stachys melissifolia (syn: Stachys sericea Wall. ex Benth. [Illegitimate])
Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae-Stachys sericea: This is one more herb from Manali – Hampta Pass region.
You may be having two different species here
Wild Plant for ID : 171011 : AK-3: A small plant found on way to Gulmarg on the 11th of Sept,11.
Deformed, offseason Stachys sericea
VOF Week 280812_DS_03: Though the shots are of very poor quality, I hope my expert friends will be able to identify this.
Somehow overlooked Sir Ji… this is closer to Stachys sericea and is not Lamium album at all…
I think this should be Stachys melissifolia
Here is a picture from Flowers of the Himalaya: A Supplement
Yes not Lamium, perhaps the result of pressure of seeing so many photographs quickly. Luckily we have people like … and you to not let the wrong ID go.
VoF Week :: DV :: 01 AUG 12 – 1221 :: Nepeta ¿ erecta ? along Govind Ghat – Ghangaria trail: 1 AUG 12
To me flower colour looks different, flowers smaller (could you tell the flower length?), and leaves more sessile than Nepeta erecta. Some more views of leaf attachment of lower and upper leaves please??.
Looks like some Stachys Sp.
I cannot recollect strongly, … the flower could be about 10 mm across, about 20 mm long.
Stachys sericea I guess
Agree with Stachys sericea
To me it does not look like Stachys sericea. Would be happy to consider it similar to plant uploaded by … and identified as Stachys melissifolia.
To me this also looks like Stachys melissifolia.
PS: This plant is wrongly labelled as Nepeta erecta in K.R. Keshava Murthy’s book, probably the source of … preliminary thinking.
Yes … Nomenclature of this genus seems to be confusing. Let us see if we have some clear view in future.
Habitat: sloping meadow
Habit: herb, about 1 m high; flower about 1 – 1.5 cm across
I think yes
Lovely shots of Stachys melissifolia
Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Stachys melissifolia :: Valley of Flowers :: DVMAY64/64 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 4 images.
Stachys melissifolia Benth.
at Valley of Flowers on August 2, 2012
along Govind Ghat – Ghangaria trail on August 1, 2012
Phlomis bracteosa (Purple Jerusalem Sage)
Valley of Flowers
This looks like Stachys melissifolia
Thanks … for the correct flower ID
Herb upto 1 m height
Yes …, it is Stachys melissifolia.
VOF Week: Stachys sp ?? at VoF: This is one more set of photographs. Could this also be Stachys melissifolia ? (Family: Lamiaceae).
I think yes
I think yes. Good photographs
uttarakhand uid2 30092011: sending photo of some Lamiaceae member>pls help in identification
Location-Place, Altitude, Chopta, 2900 m
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- wild
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- herb
Height/Length- about 30 – 50 cm
Leaves Type/Shape/ Size-As in photo
Flowers Size/Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- Fls. aromatic
Fruits Type/Shape/ Size Seeds-Not seen
Some Leucas species
It is Clinopodium umbrosum (Lamiaceae)
… it is not Clinopodium umbrosum
Where is your photograph, not attached here.
Flowers are not very clear but leaves suggest Stachys sericea
Please have a look at these links for Clinopodium
Yes Stachys sericea
One more plant looking like Balsam Sp for ID
Location – Chandanwari to Pissu top route
Should be Stachys sericea…
Stachys melissifolia — en-route Bheradnala – GHNP – PKA67 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).
Seen this herb on Dhel – Bheradnala Trek route at GHNP at an altitude of approx. 3000m.
Lamiaceae (Incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Stachys sp. from Chakrata- NS May 30/30 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
This is again from Chakrata area, I hope this is a Stachys sp…Stachys sericea ??
Please check also Gomphostemma as like this verticillasters found in both the genera.
It looks me Stachys sericea
This erect herb was recorded from vof area, earlier label with me says Stachys melissifolia…
experts requested to give valuable opinion..
Location: Kalinchowk, Dolakha, Nepal
Altitude: 9000 ft.
Date: 26 July 2014
I think Stachys sp.
Stachys species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)
Stachys melissifolia Benth. (accepted name) ???
Yes, … Close to Stachys melissifolia as per images at
Lamiaceae (Incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Stachys for specification from VOF-NS May 136/136
Lamiaceae (Incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Stachys sp. from Chakrata- NS May 30/30
Annotated checklist of flowering plants of Nepal and Books of Nepal listed as Stachys melissaefolia Benth. whereas google and other websites showing Benth. Why is such difference ?
…, I think names containing double / triple vowels are revised to have single vowel. Let us wait for better / correct understanding.
I think there are mistakes in spelling sometimes in publications. But I think we have to follow what ever is published initially. I do not know if I am correct.
For the correct spelling you may use WWW.IPNI.ORG which lists this name as Stachys melissifolia although in original description it is labelled as Stachys melissaefolia.
Thanks, … That means I was wrong.
As per Code ‘mellisaefolia’ is correctable to ‘mellisifolia’
Thank you all for clarifying the complications of ID !
Nepali Name : मिगिना Miginaa
ID please- 031117PV1 : 1 post by 1 author.
Pl. identify the Herb from Gobindghat to Ghangharia
Likely to be Stachys sp.
Please provide additional pics, if you have …
Pl. Check comparative images at
Appears close to images at Stachys melissifolia Benth. although image is not clear.
Dear sir please help me to identify the species : 17 posts by 5 authors. 1 image.
please help me to identify the following species
Species for Identification –
location – Barot, Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh
Date 21- August-2017
This can be Stachys sp.
Could you match with any species at the given link?
till not found any match sir
Do you have any other image?
Pl. check with images at
Pictures do not match.
Check for Pedaliaceae as well.
Pedaliaceae is not represented in the Flora of Himachal Pradesh. Only cultivated Sesamum indicum is found here. Rugose leaf surface is again not found in Pedaliaceae.
Sir I am sending d pic, Attachments (1) – 1 mb
Did you check with the suggested id?
It is Stachys melissifolia listed as Stachys sericea in FLORA OF KULLU by Dhaliwal & Sharma
Lamiaceae purple flowers for ID :: Govindghat – Ghangaria, Uttarakhand :: Aug 2018 :: ARKOCT-28 : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)
Saw these at many places along the Govindghat – Ghangaria trail, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
Requested to please provide ID.
Pl. check comparative images at
I think will match with any of the species at
Stachys floccosa Benth. !
I think more closer to images at Stachys melissifolia
Please look at the hairy stem : FoI
Pl. see the leafy bracts (?) around the flowers.
Dear members identification required for this plant sp from Rajouri jandk: 2 high res. images.
Stachys floccosa Benth.
I think more closer to images at Stachys melissifolia