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A very aggressive overtaking wild ground-cover plant with yellow flowers. One variation has green leaves with silver markings on the leaves. In mint family (square stems, opposing leaves) Called “Yellow Dead Nettle” because they look like nettle but don’t sting. Popular in old European folk medicine for bladder control issues in elderly, and as astringent for wounds, cuts and ulcers. Doesn’t smell very pleasant.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz