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Hemp-nettle
Galeopsis tetrahit

Hemp-nettle can be distinguished from bifid hemp-nettle by the lower petal -- this is strongly notched on bifid hemp-nettle, and unnotched or very slightly notched on hemp-nettle. In addition, bifid hemp-nettle usually has pink flowers, while North American populations of hemp-nettle usually have white flowers. Hempnettle originated in Europe, but, curiously, in Europe its flowers are mostly pink, not white.

• Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
• Habitat: roadsides, waste places
• Height: 1 to 2-1/2 feet
• Flower size: 1/2 inch across
• Flower color: white with magenta markings
• Flowering time: June to September
• Origin: Europe and Asia

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.