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Stachys tmolea Boiss.
Perennial with basal rosettes of sterile shoots. Flowering stems l m ,simple or with few branches, densely adpressed-tomentose, lanate-villous above. Basal leaves oblong-spathulate, 2-14 x 0.5-4.5 cm, weakly crenate to subentire, apex obtuse or sometimes acute, attenuate to rounded at base, petiole 4-10 cm. Cauline leaves 2-3-paired, oblong, 6-10 x 1.5-2.5 cm, petiole 3-7 cm, sericeous-tomentose. Floral leaves subsessile to sessile, oblonglanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 1.3-7 x 0.5-2 cm, longer than verticillasters. Verticillasters 2-5, remote, 2-14 cm apart, 15-20-flowered. Bracteoles lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 2-18 mm, herbaceous with soft spinescent tip. Pedicels 1.5-4 mm. Calyx sub-bilabiate, tubular to subcampanulate, 12-16 mm, hirsute; teeth subequal, triangular-erect, c. 1/2 x tube, mucro 0.5-1.5 mm, margin glandular and eglandular. Corolla pale lemon yellow, 16-19 mm, tube subexserted; upper lip retuse. Nutlets obovoid, 2.2 x 1.8 mm, trigonal.
Flowering time: 5-8.
Habitat: Limestone gorges and screes, eroded stony banks, forest undergrowth.
Reference: Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands
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