|Stachys sylvatica tussen ereprijs in de Bijentuin|
Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica) begins to bloom. In the garden are two types andoorn,Stachys palustris and Stachys sylvatica. This beautiful, but less good smelling plants are spread throughout Europe. The palustris has pink flowers and the sylvatica dark red . The latter prefers drier places. They high grows up ( 1 meter). The plants are hairy . The inflorescence of the top is beautiful and lasts from June until August. Bees like to visit the flowers. The roots are edible and can also be used medical; to lift up cramp, soothing, urine drifting, promoting menstruation and menopause problems.