Posted on August 20, 2020 Updated on August 20, 2020
Also called Red Dead Nettle and Purple Archangel. It’s an edible herb. ~Vic
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That is a most unusual plant. We don’t have it here, so that was neat to see.
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:
Thank you. Very interesting I haven’t seen it, but that doesn’t mean anything. If it isn’t on the farm…..:)
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.
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. 🙂
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
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.
That looks a little odd. Do the leaves have a fuzzy feel to them?
You know, I didn’t handle one. IDK.
It looks like it but it could be the light
I will have to check this coming Spring.
I recognize these but never knew what they were called. 🙂
I love learning new stuff. Pl@ntNet is SO cool.
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