Herb: Broadleaf Hemp Nettle


Latin name: Galeopsis ladanum


Family: Labiatae



Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
July to
October

Habitat of Broadleaf Hemp Nettle:

A rare introduction on cultivated land in Britain.

Other uses of the herb:

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

Propagation of Broadleaf Hemp Nettle:

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

Cultivation of the herb:

A rare introduction on cultivated land in Britain.

Medicinal use of Broadleaf Hemp Nettle:

None known

Known hazards of Galeopsis ladanum:

The plant is poisonous, causing paralysis.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.