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Common Hemp-nettle

Galeopsis tetrahit

Plant Data

Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Lamiaceae (Dead-nettle)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Pink flowers with lower lip, borne in whorls. Lower lip has darker markings in the centre.
Fruit:
A 4-chambered schizocarp.
Leaves:
Pale green, stalked, elliptical leaves in opposite pairs. Blunt serrated leaf margins.
Maximum Size:
50cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Poisonous. Can cause paralysis.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Slightly unpleasant smelling.
Other Names:
Bee Nettle, Blind Nettle, Brittlestem Hempnettle, Day Nettle, Dog Nettle, Flowering Nettle, Glidewort, Holyrope.
Habitats:
Farmland, fens, gardens, heathland, wasteland, woodland.