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Galeopsis speciosa - Mill.

Common Name Large Flowered Hemp Nettle, Edmonton hempnettle
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards The plant is poisonous, causing paralysis[74].
Habitats Arable land, often on black peaty soils[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Norway south and east to France, Bulgaria and Siberia.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Galeopsis speciosa Large Flowered Hemp Nettle, Edmonton hempnettle


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Galeopsis speciosa is a ANNUAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from July to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. 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

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Oil.
Edible Uses: Oil.

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Oil.

A drying oil is obtained from the seed. It is used as a polish for leather[74].

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

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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 segetumDowny Hemp Nettle02
Galeopsis tetrahitCommon Hemp Nettle, Brittlestem hempnettle01

 

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Botanical References

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