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NAME: Purple Deadnettle

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Lamium Purpureum / Lamiaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S): 

CONDITIONS: sun/shade, moist soil
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

mint

RAW/COOK

Spring

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

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mint

RAW/COOK

Spring

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION:

 

COMMENT: A mint, young leaves - raw or cooked as a potherb or in salad, smoothies, drinks, etc. The plant is a short-lived annual, but seeds can germinate at almost any time of the year and so the leaves are often available all year round.(1)

 

CAUTION: Excessive mint exposure may cause an arthritic condition.

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Astringent;  Diaphoretic;  Diuretic;  Purgative;  Styptic.(1) Contains vitamins, iron, antioxidants (3) Used as a mouth wash and for its antibiotic effects.

 

LOOK-A-LIKES: Henbit, also a mint 

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES: Any mint is an insect and rodent repellent, just put some in a blender with water, sieve out fiber, use mint water to damp mop and dust. Also use to rinse woolen clothes to keep moths away.

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Lamium+purpureum
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamium_purpureum
  3. http://www.foragingtexas.com/2012/07/dead-nettle.html (good photos)
  4. http://www.ediblewildfood.com/purple-deadnettle.aspx (good photos)