Common Hemp-nettle

Latin Name:

Galeopsis tetrahit

Manx Name:



July - September

Locations where this species is found:

These tall plants resemble mint but have no minty scent. They are more often seen around farmland and disturbed ground and tend to be uncommon elsewhere on the island.

Hemp-nettle is poisonous, but has been used as a detergent and leather polish. Its fibers can also be used to make rope or cord.

This plant's flowers are usually purple but can rarely appear yellow or white. Its Manx name is "Gah-buigh", which means "yellow sting".
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