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Galeopsis segetum - Necker.

Common Name Downy Hemp Nettle
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, many other members of this genus are said to be poisonous, causing paralysis[74].
Habitats Fields, meadows and waste places[9, 17].
Range W. Europe, including Britain, from Denmark to Germany and Spain.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Galeopsis segetum Downy Hemp Nettle


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Galeopsis segetum Downy Hemp Nettle
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Galeopsis segetum is a ANNUAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). It is in flower from July to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

G. dubia. G. ochroleuca.

Habitats

 Meadow; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Astringent;  Diuretic;  Expectorant;  Homeopathy.

The flowering plant is astringent, diuretic and mildly expectorant[9]. A decoction has been used in the treatment of whooping cough, bronchitis, tracheitis etc[9]. The plant is harvested in the summer and can be used fresh or dried[9]. A homeopathic remedy is made from the plant[9]. It is used to treat disorders of the spleen[9].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Grows in most soils, disliking heavy shade. This plant is sometimes grown in the wild garden[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ[200]. Germination usually takes place within a month.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Galeopsis bifidaSplitlip hempnettle00
Galeopsis ladanumBroadleaf Hemp Nettle, Red hempnettle00
Galeopsis speciosaLarge Flowered Hemp Nettle, Edmonton hempnettle00
Galeopsis tetrahitCommon Hemp Nettle, Brittlestem hempnettle01

 

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Necker.

Botanical References

17200

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Readers comment

Suresh Baburaj D.   Sun Aug 5 2007

The plant is listed as used in Homoeopathy. Ref.: van Zandvoort, Roger. 2000. Complete Repertory: 31.

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