A small genus of herbs with pinnate or pinnatifid leaves, distinguished by the upper lip of the corolla being elongated and narrowed at the base and hairy on the outside, and the lower lip with three spreading lobes. The species are natives of the Levant and North-western India. Name from 13 Eremostachys 358 solitary, and 13 Eremostachys 359 a spike.

1. E. laainiata. - A striking plant from 3 to 4 feet high with hairy pinnate leaves. Leaflets irregularly lobed and toothed. Flowers in a terminal bracteate spike, purple and yellow. A native of Western Asia, flowering in Summer.

E. Iberica, from the same country, has less hairy leaves and yellow flowers.