lamium maculatum

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dead nettle

dead nettle

not related to nettle Name comes from looking like stinging nettle but without sting. Not related to nettle. In mint family, square stem. Leaves and flowers can be eaten raw. Used as blood purifier, for menstrual, eyewash, bladder, kidney. Flower tea used for bronchial problems. Roots used for BPH prostate, kidney, gastrointestinal. Studies underway for Hep.C (liver). Spotted Dead Nettle has a silver marking on the center of each leaf. Flowers look like purple-pink snapdragons with upper and lower lips.
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Spotted dead nettle (Lamium spp.) is ideal for dry, shady areas.
Yellow archangel (Lamiastrum spp.) resembles spotted dead nettle but grows in deep shade.