Sunday, 7 July 2013

Spotted Dead Nettle

LAMIUM maculatum:

http://www.ediblewildfood.com/spotted-dead-nettle.aspx 

Edible parts: Leaves and flowers can be used. They can be used to make an herbal tea. Add leaves and flowers into a salad, stews or soups. Chopped up finely, they can be added to mashed potatoes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamium_maculatum

 

Saw these growing amongst a patch of proper nettles and cleavers, the leaves stood out as something different. At first I thought it was a type of mint, I pinched off a leaf gave it a rub and sniffed smelling nothing.

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Got home and did a little searching……….

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