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Galeopsis tetrahit




Common Name(s):   Common Hemp Nettle
Scientific Name:   Galeopsis tetrahit

Galeopsis tetrahit, more commonly known as Common Hemp Nettle, is a is an annual flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to Europe and northwestern Asia. It is a herbaceous plant growing to 1m tall; it is a pioneer species and thrives on disturbed sites or roadsides. The plant looks like mint but is taller. The stems have reflexed hairs and swollen nodes. In cross section, the stem is square. The leaves are rhombic to elliptic, with coarsely to bluntly serrate edges. The flowers are multicoloured, with purple, pink, or white areas; diminutive, bilateral and snapdragon-like.











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