The Coast hedge nettle (Stachys chamissonis) belongs to Lamiaceae (the Mint family). It is a perennial herb that is distributed from Washington, Oregon, and California in the western United States. It grows in damp areas near the coast and can reach 60-90 cm in height. The stem stands upright and branches at the top. The leaves are ovate, with blunt serrations and white vellus hair. From June to August, the inflorescences of 10 to 40 cm are extended to bloom magenta to purple lip-shaped flowers.