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Pellitory-of-the-wall

Parietaria judaica

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Urticaceae (Nettle)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Green, 4 petals
 
Stalkless flowers emerging from the bases of the leaves are green and tiny with creamy white anthers.
Fruit:
Small elliptical achenes, each containing 1 seed.
Leaves:
Slightly glossy, fleshy, narrowly oval leaves. The stalked leaves run alternate along their stems. The leaves can grow up to 8cm long. Although the entire plant is covered in dense, stiff hairs, the leaves are hairless on the upper surfaces and are short-haired underneath.
Maximum Size:
50 centimetres tall
Foraging Notes:
The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. They are good to put in salads.
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.
Other Names:
Asthma Weed, Dead Nettle, Spreading Pellitory, Stickyweed, Wall Pellitory.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen
Habitats:
Cliffs, hedgerows, rocks, sea cliffs, seaside, walls.