Purple Dead Nettle Benefits

Purple Dead Nettle Benefits

WHITE DEAD NETTLES, LAMIUM ALBUM White dead nettles are so-called because although they resemble the very closely, they don’t sting. They are not true nettles in the Uriotica genus, but a separate genus in the Lamiaceae or Labiatae family. This makes them relatives of,, , , , , , , , as well as bugle, motherwort, self-heal, catnip, the chaste tree, ground ivy, Jupiter’s sage, wall germander, Fragrant premna and . In Nicholas Culpeper’s time (17th century) they were classes as …

Purple Dead Nettle herbicide

Purple Dead Nettle herbicide

When I made the decision to “learn my weeds, ” I was sure it would be pretty easy. I thought I could identify a weed by just flipping though the pages of my copy of Weeds of the Northeast and finding a picture that matched. I’ve since learned that it’s not always that easy! I wanted to identify a weed that I’ve been seeing everywhere. You only notice this weed in the spring and fall. The leaves often have a purple tint and the flowers are a bright pink/purple. It grows in clumps …

Purple Dead Nettle Weed ID Extension

Purple Dead Nettle Weed ID Extension

I am so excited! A non-stinging nettle! After forking out loads and loads of the invasive weed that crept over the entire surface of our garden rows, I ve finally identified it as purple deadnettle (Lamium perpureum). The identification part is satisfying enough, but on top of that, it s edible, medicinal, and nutritious! Purple deadnettle can be identified by it s square-shaped stem (indicating its membership in the mint family) an d heart-shaped hairy leaves that extend from …

Purple Herbaceous flowers

Purple Herbaceous flowers

Fagus sylvatica cuprea (copper beech), 70 to so ft., s. 60 to 70 ft., is one of the best purple-leaved trees and is very attractive as a sapling. It can be pruned to reasonable proportions or trimmed to a hedge. F.s. Pendula, 10 ft., is the weeping form. Beeches are hardy trees which are raised easily from seed planted in a sandy, chalky or gravelly-loam from October to February. Malus aldenhamensis, up to 30 ft., s. 30 ft., flowers late and has plum-coloured leaves and red flowers …

Purple Dead Nettle Lamium purpureum

Purple Dead Nettle Lamium purpureum

Common names: Henbit, Lamium amplexicaule L. Purple deadnettle, Lamium purpureum L. Life Cycle: Winter annual Origin: Europe Poisonous: No Henbit (top) and purple deadnettle (bottom) are nontoxic weeds. Henbit and purple deadnettle are winter annual species of the same genus, and people frequently confused the two. Both species are often called henbit. These weeds germinate in the fall and sometimes in the spring. They are found throughout the eastern United States. These weeds …

Purple Dead Nettle Herbal uses

Purple Dead Nettle Herbal uses

Purple Deadnettle My heart races and my mind goes in a thousand directions at once when I step outside and see what seems like every plant blooming at once. Daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses, snowdrops, star flower, glory of the snow, pansies, violas, forsythia, star magnolia, red maples, and purple deadnettle are all in full bloom. Leaves are coming out for this spring madness of warm weather, too. Leaves that should know better, leaves that could be zapped by a frost or freeze …

Purple Dead Nettle plant

Purple Dead Nettle plant

Purple deadnettle, Lamium purpureum, L. Other Common Names: Red deadnettle, Purple archangel Geography: Every U.S. State, Canada, Asia, and Europe. USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4-10. On the lam in your lawn again! This winter annual flowers in early spring and forms a low growing carpet that at first seems rosy and pretty. Alas, it steals territory to form large colonies, especially in well fertilized, well watered lawns and gardens, since it grows better in the ground that we …

Purple Dead Nettle Plants Edible

Purple Dead Nettle Plants Edible

By Emma Dean, CG Science Editor With Eurasia origins, red deadnettle populates a good portion of North America as well as Europe. This winter annual is easily identified by its purple-red flowers which are present in whorls. Other specific characteristics include square stems and somewhat heart-shaped leaves with scalloped margins. The leaves at the bottom of the plant tend to be a dark green with the color becoming more noticeable red in the upper leaves. A similar plant, Lamium …

Purple dead Nettle Killer

Purple dead Nettle Killer

Henbit & Purple Deadnettle Henbit and Purple Deadnettle are members of the mint family and are hard to distinguish from each other. They both grow like weeds (pun intended) and can take over a garden in one season. They are both easy to hand pull, but difficult to identify when they first emerge. Square stem on both plants is distinctive. Purple Deadnettle grows upright. Henbit spreads quickly in the grass. Tubular purple flowers of Henbit. Both Henbit and Purple Deadnettle …