New York Natural Heritage Program
Rough Hedge-nettle
Stachys hyssopifolia Michx.
Stachys hyssopifolia Troy Weldy
Family: Mint Family (Lamiaceae)

State Protection: Threatened
listed species are those with: 1) 6 to fewer than 20 extant sites, or 2) 1,000 to fewer than 3,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to not less than 4 or more than 7 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) listed as threatened by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S2
A State Rarity Rank of S2 means: This plant is threatened/imperiled in New York because of rarity (typically 6-20 populations or few remaining individuals) or is vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G4G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G4G5 means: Apparently or Demonstrably Secure globally - Uncommon to common in the world, but not rare; usually widespread, but may be rare in some parts of its range; possibly some cause for long-term concern due to declines or other factors. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.

Did you know?
The genus name is Greek for spike and refers to the spike-like inflorescence (Fernald 1950). Only one population in New York has been found away from a pondshore.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are nine existing populations and some of these Long Island pondshores contain over 150 plants. However, most of the populations are under 50 plants. There are three historical populations from the early 1900s to the 1970s which have not been resurveyed.

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