Herb: Large Flowered Hemp Nettle


Latin name: Galeopsis speciosa


Family: Labiatae



Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Flovering:
July to
September

Habitat of Large Flowered Hemp Nettle:

Arable land, often on black peaty soils.

Other uses of the herb:

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

Propagation of Large Flowered Hemp Nettle:

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

Cultivation of the herb:

Arable land, often on black peaty soils.

Medicinal use of Large Flowered Hemp Nettle:

None known

Known hazards of Galeopsis speciosa:

The plant is poisonous, causing paralysis.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.