FFTD: Purple Dead Nettle

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Also called Red Dead Nettle and Purple Archangel. It’s an edible herb. ~Vic

Purple Dead Nettle Image
Lamium Purpureum
03-23-2019
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14 thoughts on “FFTD: Purple Dead Nettle

    Dayphoto said:
    August 20, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    That is a most unusual plant. We don’t have it here, so that was neat to see.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 20, 2020 at 2:20 PM

      Here is the weird part… Assuming it is correct, Wikipedia (with citations) states it is native to Europe & Asia and, is a common weed in the western US, Canada, Ireland and the UK. Sounds like it was brought here in the 1500s or, at least when the Europeans showed up.

      And, here I sit on the East Coast and the buggers are everywhere in the spring.

      Check this out:
      https://www.naturallivingideas.com/purple-dead-nettle/

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        Dayphoto said:
        August 20, 2020 at 4:18 PM

        Thank you. Very interesting I haven’t seen it, but that doesn’t mean anything. If it isn’t on the farm…..:)

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          August 20, 2020 at 6:21 PM

          Hey. If you want some, you could get some seeds and plant some for the beezes. I’d send you some but, they were gone after Spring. I might plant some in my yard.

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            Dayphoto said:
            August 20, 2020 at 6:28 PM

            Thank you, no. We have so MANY terrible weeds and stickers and nettles that I really don’t think I want any. But you are kind to think of me. 🙂

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    KenshoHomestead said:
    August 20, 2020 at 5:42 PM

    I thought that looks just like henbit, and I see I’m not the only one to be confused! https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/purple_deadnettle_and_henbit_two_common_garden_spring_weeds

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 20, 2020 at 6:29 PM

      Oh, yeah. The henbit grows alongside the dead nettle here, frequently. My shot came from a small field of dead nettle, only, next to a huge lily pond/water feature at our local park. The henbit tends to show up more along the Riverwalk as dead nettle companions. They are both Lamiums.

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    badfinger20 (Max) said:
    August 21, 2020 at 9:09 AM

    That looks a little odd. Do the leaves have a fuzzy feel to them?

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 21, 2020 at 8:10 PM

      You know, I didn’t handle one. IDK.

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        badfinger20 (Max) said:
        August 21, 2020 at 8:11 PM

        It looks like it but it could be the light

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    bayphotosbydonna said:
    August 21, 2020 at 11:56 AM

    I recognize these but never knew what they were called. 🙂

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