lamb's ear

/ˈlæmz ɪə/ (say 'lamz ear)

a woolly-leaved perennial with crimson flowers, Stachys lanata, native to the Caucasus and Iran, often used as an edging plant because of its decorative foliage.
Also, lamb's tongue.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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