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They are common throughout Europe, especially Britain, Israel, Norway, northern Africa, western Asia and the Mediterranean.

Blove this! The stinging nettle plant is in abundance in many regions of North America. There are a lot of mints that do not smell minty, some of them are edible and some of them are not. I just tossed them whole into the dehydrator….stems and all, oops! Picked henbit from the edges of my grandmother’s garden for tiny bouquets years ago; pull it out of my vegetable beds now because of the substantial root that forms later in the season (sign of a successful plant). So we have this blue “weed” growing every where, and it’s very pretty.

Thank you. Wd like to do that here.

Most writers say it is Greek through Latin then define it to means a thin layer, plate or scale, or in this case the corolla tube between two lips. Herds General - Applicable to Most Herd Animals. All information, photographs and web content contained in this website is Copyright © 2020. More so, only the miniscule anal gland of porphyra had the purple dye so it took tens of thousands of them to make enough dye to dye clothes.

Look along previously tilled ground, with well drained soil. DIY Recipes & Tutorials, Main Dish, Natural Medicine Cabinet, Recipes. Posted by University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment | Oct 22, 2013 | Article, Weed of the Month, Weeds. I was up near Nashville Tennessee for Thanksgiving this year and was surprised to see henbit all around on a short walk. Why don't you sow winter rye, it is a cool weather plant also and would go well with your clover. Wild foods have more of everything in them and that can and does include toxins and nutritional value. Purple dead nettle, Lamium purpureum, is a small plant with reddish purple leaves.

Comments or questions about this site, or for permission to use photos and information. The flavor is rich and earthy and they are easily used in any recipe like you would spinach. Unfortunately, that is not correct. Don’t confuse henbit with Ground Ivy, Glechoma hederacea, above left, which has much larger flowers. Henbit has been an esteemed vegetable for a long time.

In an oven safe bowl, add ½ cup dried leaves to 1 cup of coconut (measured in liquid state) or olive oil. Alternatively, you can also grow them from seeds. Both are eddible(henbit and dead nettle). Beautiful and kind mare. I have never seen it where my goats live so no idea if they would eat it or not. The leaves are spiky & serrated, not scalloped. Because let's be honest, a plant you can go pick that works for both food and your natural medicine cabinet you don't have to plant, hello! 24.

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I know it as henbit and nothing I have eats it, so I wouldn't give it to rabbits. I don't believe it is toxic, but probably doesn't taste good to them. Opinions on this differ though so use common sense, they are nutritional yes but don’t over do it on either of them as with any wild eddible. In the spring, the young leaf shoots are harvestable and can commonly used within salads. Most toxic garden plants, such as granny’s bonnet, bluebells and hellebores, need to be eaten in such huge quantities to cause harm, that they’re … The providers of this website accept no liability for the use or misuse of information contained in this website.

In fact, they don’t have any stinging ability and their resemblance to stinging nettles is to deter herbivores from eating them. Maine’s winter was on the run having been vanquished by Spring.

Some even had blooms. These weeds thrive in both cool-season and warm-season forage grasses.

Key features: Attractive to wildlife Dramatic foliage Flowers Lamiums, commonly known as deadnettles, are an interesting group of plants that superficially resemble stinging nettles. Some students are intrigued by the concept of weeds as food. There’s nothing wrong will the older plant but they get tough and woody. I washed a couple of the (still tiny) leaves and took a taste. As a medicinal, they are can be used both dried and fresh in herbal teas. spreads indefinitely in all directions, leaves opposite, hairy, scalloped, flower pale pink to purple to red, spotted on lower lip, no aroma, tiny purple hairs on the upper part of the flowers. You can see a picture of henbit here. However, it would be difficult for me to say without a doubt that they will work for all allergies. Knew henbit was edible, but didn’t know that this was henbit. I am seeing this all over the ground here, and after a little research, found out it is edible, nutritious, and has good health qualities.

I have no idea about rabbits, but my chickens, ducks, and goats don't eat it. What plants do you have in your backyard? That is not always true though, so use common sense. Chop four cups of shoots, cover with water, boil 10 minutes. Purple or red is the colour of the upper leaves.

Well, I will have to wait until spring here in Kansas but really looking forward to it. Henbit is extremely valuable to pollinators, as it provides very early nectar and pollen, when other feed resources are scarce. Thanks for your hard work and keep it up. Their square stems make them part of the mint family. Purple deadnettle’s scientific name Lamium purpureum has the Greek translation ‘the devouring purple monster’. I agree with Sarah, not an appetizing ordor. Purple dead-nettle is wild, edible leaves.

I’m a little further south here in Northeast Texas, but I’ll be looking for them soon to try this tantalizing recipe. Ya will be wasting $$ trying to spray to get rid of it. It was introduced to the U.S. and Canada and now grows in many areas throughout both countries. Believe it or not, the stinging nettle had some type of medicinal properties if you knew how to handle them.

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Don’t mistake for ground ivy which is hairless. They can be rinsed with cool water just before using or drying. Place in 200 degree F oven for 2 hours to infuse. I've never know of anything dying from it, but they just won't eat it.

I definitely have pulled (without gloves) stinging nettle, and instantly regretted it!

Could I cook it with onions and bacon grease like other greens, or would it need something to hide the ‘tang’ my nose says is there, like balsamic vinegar or loads of curry powder? above. It was commonly thought of as a terrible weed that needed to be eradicated at all costs. Spotted dead nettle is considered a culinary herb. However it is an important bee plant so I leave it when I can. It is a member of the mint family, which is distinguished by the purple deadnettle’s four-sided square stem.

Edible Uses of Purple Dead Nettle.

The Purple Dead Nettle (dead in this case means not stinging) has more triangular shaped leaves that grow in a big clumps. Seeds are also severely toxic. The leaves are edible, with the purple tops being even a little sweet.

Purple deadnettle vs henbit- the only lookalike that this plant has is henbit.

nutrition, recipes, history, uses & more! Grows beautifully in Coastal Texas all winter.

But have found any time you want oregano and do not have it, henbit works great as a seasoning.

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