The Lambs’ Ear (Stachys byanatina) is a perennial herbaceous flowering plant in the Lamiaceae family of mint. It is also known as Woolly Hedgenettle.
It is native to Turkey, Armenia, and Iran.
The Lamb’s Ear is a low bush with leaves covered in silvery-white, silky hairs. The leaves are curved and soft like a lamb’s ear.
The stems are 40-80 centimetres (16-31 inches) tall. The leaves are 5-10 centimetres (2-4 inches) long. Its flowers are pinkish-purple or white.
It flowers in late spring and early summer.
Photographed in Tblisi, Georgia, August 2018.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls