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Lamb's Ear

Lamb's ear is an herbaceous perennial that is native to Turkey and the Southern Caucasus Mountain region. Plants grow about 1 foot tall. It is grown for its texture and color of foliage. Leaves are densely covered with gray or silver-white wooly hairs. Lamb's ear was given its name because of the curved shape of the leaves and the soft, white, fur-like hair that covers them. It can thrive in poor soil, but cannot take excess water. In some areas, lamb's ear is considered invasive because it is hard to control.

Close-up of a leaf, which is about 3 to 5 inches long and feels soft. A lamb's ear plant