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To support our efforts please browse our store (books with medicinal info, etc.). It’s good to know they are edible. Like any good “weed,” Ground ivy is pretty hardy. Some other popular ones are Gill-over-the-ground and Creeping Charlie. This plant has a spinach-like taste.Caution: When collecting stinging nettle always cover up all exposed skin. And just to keep you challenged — these three plants love to intermingle. | Sustainable Market Farming, http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-26-ground%20ivy.aspx?activeingredientid=26&activeingredientname=ground%20ivy, A Druid's Web Log - Beltaine (May Day) 2016 - Ellen Evert Hopman, A Druid's web log - Spring is coming! Another example of plant variation! I have it all through the backyard & love how it looks, but never knew the name. A stinging nettle sting can feel like a bee sting: sharp, sudden, and very painful. Thanks so much! Urtica dioica Urtica dioica subsp. If you touch a plant that looks like nettle and gives you a noticeable sting, it is probably stinging nettle. The flowers have four stamens and yellow anthers. Good question, Michael. I would like to see them compared to another, similar plant that I think is a speedwell but it’s flowers are blue and white. Instead they look more glossy. I have ground ivy taking over my yard and recall reading that it was nearly impossible to get rid of. Glad I found this old post. So apparently, we have a *lot* of ground ivy, but it’s so pretty and so sweetly-scented, I’m thinking of trying to transplant it to other areas that could use a consistent ground cover. They spawn into the world fully grown, and can be harvested during the Heavy Fog and Rain of the Humid Season. Please reload CAPTCHA. . http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-26-ground%20ivy.aspx?activeingredientid=26&activeingredientname=ground%20ivy. Starting with Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea) . Nettle root is used for medicinal purposes including enlarged prostate and when there is difficulty in urination due to BPH. I have some of the nettle popping up too, but I just hate it. Thanks for the great information and photos. A stinging nettle is a type of herbaceous plant, which though first originated in Europe, now grows throughout most of the world. They root all sorts of things out. There may be only two flowers blooming at a time. Don’t forget to vote on March 1! Leaves, stems and roots are edible. I new instinctively that these were beneficial. Here are some ideas for making use of the free food and fertiliser that this under-appreciated weed has to offer. Now I see it is dead-nettles, both of which are edible. It was growing fairly high when I got around to mowing it. notice.style.display = "block"; For our third “looks similar” plant, we turn to another member of the Lamiaceae family. I live in my parents’ old house, and I have Creeping Charlie (Ground Ivy) all over my back yard and one side yard. By summer and early fall, the leaves darken and look coarse while the plants get rangy looking. They also are sessile — without any little stems of their own. It is a perennial herbaceous plant, native to the southeastern United States that has spread widely throughout much of temperate North America. Its crimson flowers appear from March to October. Inflorescence is catkin-like, 48 cm (1.63.2\") long. When the hair tip pierces the skin, the acid makes it into the skin causing anywhere from an annoying itch or burning that can last several minutes or a couple of days. Excellent information on easily confused plants! Henbit’s flower has a long tube portion which is clearly visible when the flower is fully open. The most significant difference is that Henbit leaves are in whorls around the stem. Oh, BTW, I do like Euell Gibbons. Once the plants are flowering, there are no poisonous, similar looking plants in that small size. I found it interesting that it is a member of the mint family. Stinging nettle has a long and diverse history of use for food, medicine, cordage, and dye. . . Stinging nettle, or Urtica dioica, is a common plant that grows in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Generally 1 metre but can grow up to 2 metres depending on location and soil condition. You could argue that White Snakeroot doesn't belong in this discussion because its flowers are clearly different (they actually look like flowers). north-east United States (zones 4-7), but do grow elsewhere. At maturity, the top leaves of deadnettle turn purple or purply green, and at this stage they have no poisonous look a like plants at all. This is most noticeable in the above image — where the flowers are still in bud. I, too, really appreciate the clear pictures and descriptions. if ( notice ) In Europe the plants are harvested commercially for extraction of the chlorophyll, which is used as a safe green colouring agent (E140) in foods. Nettle Vine has four states, but only one of these could make it grow. - Ellen Evert Hopman, Henbit, Violet, Deadnettle and other small purple flowers… | Arts & Wildcraft blog, 9+ Things to Make with Purple Dead Nettle. So coming to your website, it was clearly explained, and I am anxious to find out what the purple dead nettle and henbit are good for beside just forage for animals. Stinging nettle is a large, rhizomatous perennial wild edible plant that can grow quite tall. I am adding that to my list of potential blog posts! We are not health professionals, medical doctors, nor are we nutritionists. Pingback: A Druid's Web Log - Beltaine (May Day) 2016 - Ellen Evert Hopman, Pingback: A Druid's web log - Spring is coming! Staminate flower is greyish yellow: four tepals (like sepals). The flowers grow in whorls from the plant’s stem.” I always thought and have observed that it’s two flowers for each leaf pair and that is not a whorl. Pistillate flower has four tepals in different-sized pairs, are greyish green and hairy. Some wild plants are poisonous or can have serious adverse health effects. This is Purple dead nettle (Lamium purpureum). Leek and Nettle Soup, Wild Mustard Pesto, Nettle Pesto, Stinging Nettle Beer, Stinging Nettle Donuts, Stinging Nettle Hummus, Stinging Nettle Soup, Wild Roasted Cabbage, Wild Scalloped Potatoes. There is a new branch of herbology called Invasive Plant Medicine…many of our “weeds” are actually very healing and contain nutrients needed by our bodies. PFAF (Plants for a Future) is a massive resource https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Glechoma+hederacea. The Ground Ivy now covers about 80% of my yard, and I’ve decided to just go with it. This is the first website that compares them and shows the differences with such clear photos. Pingback: A Druid’s Web Log – Beltaine (May Day) 2016 | Ellen Evert Hopman. Thanks for clear ID detail. There are three plants which usually arise and bloom in late winter and early spring. function() { Ground ivy is also the one that smells most like mint (at least the varieties in the Virginia area), though i have heard that it is at least a little bit poisonous to some animals/insects. One of six stinging trees native to Australia (because of course) and also found in Indonesia, the gympie gympie is one of the most dangerous plants in the world. I was recently traveling through Virginia on Rt 81 and noticed the purple flowers in the fields and with the information that you have provided I believe I may know what I was observing at 65-70MPH. Spring Nettles. Please advise. I checked a few different sites (miles apart) which have Ground ivy. They thrive in rich soil, moist woodlands, thickets, disturbed areas, along partially shaded trails and riversides. Right after I sent the comment the thought “variation” popped into my head. I will say that ground ivy also grows like a madman, at least in my experience. In the next photo you can see some older yellowing leaves. This is Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule). It actually looks like the rash you get from close contact with a stinging nettle. It creeps up under the sides and is usually fairly established by the time it appears on top of the ground. timeout However, there is one obvious difference between the two flowers. Thank you..thank you..thank you! Like all edible wild plants, be careful to make sure to clearly identify the plant and test a little at first before consuming in quantity Note: Healing Wise (Wise Woman Herbal Series) Healing Wise has a very nice assortment of nettle recipes for food and for hair and skin tonics. And just as much, I am loving the enjoyable comments and so many sweet reminiscences of these plants! I really appreciate the update with the photos. I’ll keep after it now, and may transplant some of it to an area where it can be just a ground cover. The sting is not excruciating, but it is real, and the pain from it does hang on for some time–from a few minutes to hours. I am allergic to the smell when my husband mows, so we really need to get rid of the weed. Try pigs. Don’t forget to vote on March 1! It does take a persistent effort to eliminate a plant this way. Remember: Nettle is like spinach in more ways than one. | Ellen Evert Hopman, A Druid’s Web Log – Beltaine (May Day) 2016 | Ellen Evert Hopman, If You Need It… — Grandparents of the Forest, Heritage Harvest Festival soon! There may be quite a few plants that we think of as harmful though. We have tried every possible remedy. Mix Borax and water and spray. Wonderful site — so helpful! As a child my siblings and I played with henbit and purple dead nettle. Your email address will not be published. It’s easy to dig up, so I do. Here in central Kentucky, I must have all three growing together. Before anyone goes out and starts gorging on these or any wild plant, PLEASE educate yourself about them. It grows in wetlands or open, moist woods like the one in my neighbourhood. Here’s a page with info on the side effects of Ground Ivy. I agree. Thank you!!! Don't forget to vote on March 1!  =  Red dead-nettle is a common plant of roadside verges, waste grounds and field edges - anywhere the ground has been disturbed or cultivated. The flowers grow in whorls from the plant’s stem. They are all extremely nutritious also and pretty much grow all around the world. My yard was once a pasture. }, I can remember my dad spending a lot of hours trying to keep the Creeping Charlie out of the yard, but it has moved in to stay since Dad passed. I am in the process of identifying all the “weeds” in my yard so that I can cultivate the useful/pretty natives and get rid of the grass and non-native invasives. I definitely have all three of these but hadn’t yet distinguished between the deadnettle and henbit. I have a love/hate relationship with ground ivy. Let’s look at the Ground ivy flower. That does in fact look pretty close to the plant that I've always called creek nettle, really close actually but a few minor differences but that could just be genetic variation. Both catnip and lemon balm are in the mint family, and things in the mint family tend to have blocky stems. I’m not sure about the others. In my yard the purple dead nettle is EVERYWHERE and the other two are only in a few small patches.. is there anyway I can make the ground ivy spread? While we strive to be 100% accurate, it is solely up to the reader to ensure proper plant identification. Dear Angelyn, I personally do not consider exible & medicinal plants to be weeds. Thank you for that. I haven’t eaten henbit or heard of purple deadnettle before either. I didn’t realize that it was a member of the mint family, but that does make sense. The next photo provides a close look at the Purple dead nettle flowers. Do you know anything about the ideal habitat? that many are medicinal makes sense to me. Your email address will not be published. Burning Nettle Plants Burning nettle (Urtica urens) grows in various areas across the Eastern, Central and Western United States. Nettle beer is brewed from the young shoots. +  Thanks for the info. I would consider that it will kill bees and possibly other beneficial insects you may have. I’m putting a link on my blog to send people here to learn. If I try the Borax mix, will it kill the grass in the lawn? The only problem is that I have a good mess of crabgrass and I believe, chickweed. Common stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is a perennial plant found in temperate regions throughout the world. : ), Pingback: Henbit, Violet, Deadnettle and other small purple flowers… | Arts & Wildcraft blog, Pingback: 9+ Things to Make with Purple Dead Nettle. Like most of the others here, I actually don’t mind it at all. Although the venation looks almost the same, the leaf shape is more like a heart — less rounded and more pointed at the tip. It’s just the nature of the beast. I’m sure there are chemical means of doing this although I personally don’t use chemicals. I was hoping though, for information about uses for each individual plant. All three common names hint at this plant’s growth habit: low and sprawling like ivy. The plant is Laportea canadensis, Canada wood-nettle. I do agree with others that it looks like a nettle, though, and I think a nettle is definitely the more likely answer. I’m thinking of things such as chola cactus out west (jumping cactus) which can really hurt. EdibleWildFood.com is informational in nature. My yard, it seems, gets more and more of these “weeds” and I’ve always wondered what they were. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The latter name will give you the best results of what stinging (or common) nettle looks like in order to better help you identify the species out in the field. Don't forget to vote on March 1! The latter has a very deep root system, and is way harder to get rid of where you don’t want it. I noticed that some plants have only two blossoms at each pair of leaves while others have a whorl of anywhere from three to six or so flowers. The flowers occur in the axils of leaf-like bracts. The leaf margins are deeply scalloped — far more than Ground ivy’s leaf margins. Rubbing the stings with stinging nettle root or jewelweed has been used to suppress the itch/burning sensation. In-depth wild edible PDFs. - they are virtually indistinguishable from leaves. Similar to the Ground ivy flowers, these bilateral flowers have lips. It has disturbed me ever since I was just three years old, that people consider plantain, dandelion and lamb’s quarters to be weeds. The swollen base of each tiny, hollow hair contains a droplet of formic acid. Solanum carolinense, the Carolina horsenettle, is not a true nettle, but a member of the Solanaceae, or nightshade family. the leaves do not have hairs at all. . Pistillate flower has four tepals in different-sized pairs, are greyish green and hairy. A Persistent and Useful Weed Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) originated in Europe but now grows on every continent … Jacqueline Donnelly, Creeping Charlie is also a flea & tick repellent: ) Love this post! I’ve seen it growing in dry and sunny locations as well as shadier and moister spots. It has a single carpel and the stigma is brush-like. . Thanks again! The leaves are arranged oppositely along the stem. I have recently started to study wild herbs and edibles…and your comparisons have helped tremendously! four What a terrific post. And the odor when you mow it is very pleasant… to me anyway. I love ground ivy as a ground cover! Wood Nettle and White Snakeroot have flowers at the top of the plant, Stinging Nettle and Clearweed have flowers along the sides. Thank you for sharing such useful information! Thanks for the article! . Lovely site, Angelyn & thank you so much for the info on ground ivy! We also had our lawn/garden taken over by ground ivy. There are lengths of stalk visible between the sets of leaves. For comprehensive information (e.g. (Large plants, 8+ inches tall, with similar flowers can be dangerous). Not unlike liquid chlorophyll and I presumed it is beneficial as well. Wonderful web site–just what I needed! It is beautiful but gets all in my herb raised beds – yes, raised beds! There are between 30 and 45 species of flowering plants of the genus Urtica in the family Urticaceae. Like spinach, it reduces like crazy when cooked. Let’s look closely at each of these three plants and see how they are different — to make their identification more certain when you next encounter them. Time limit is exhausted. please check out our, Wild food can help treat various medical conditions. So true. Dock plant leaves are big, oval in shape, and have rounded tips and wavy edges. Purple dead nettle is also in the Lamiaceae (Mint) family. (In this photo, the white areas on the petals are actually water drops.). Wonderful site! My current batch gets some morning and midday sun, but afternoon shade and a fair bit of moisture. Nettles generally appear in the same locations every year. Identification, health, I have an abundance of what looks like Stinging Nettle in my yard. Why Stinging Nettle is a Problem. A positive point of view is that they make an excellent ground cover for bare ground! Why would you want to get rid of it? I love your idea! When we look at the leaves we can see how very similar they are in shape. Originally native to Europe, much of temperate Asia and western North Afr Maybe it is a weed, but I think it’d be an improvement over the dirt/noxious weeds in some areas. You can clearly see the square stem in the next image. Looking at the leaves at the top of a plant . Should have known. Yet, with the whorls, some are in bloom, some are buds, some have flowered. Wonderful descriptions! This plant has fine toothed, tapered, somewhat heart-shaped leaves that are 3-15 cm. Suggested site for details: eattheweeds.com. How can Purple dead nettle be distinguished from Ground ivy? Now I’m going to try this with the henbit. thanks but when you pick out one of the petals from the henbit, the white end tastes like sugar! Required fields are marked *. Pingback: If You Need It… — Grandparents of the Forest, I also have ground ivy all over my yard and this year I noticed the honey bees were all over it, so there’s one more reason to let it grow! One of my favorite foods is chickweed pesto — made with Common chickweed (Stellaria media). Instead, I hand-pull the plants and try to get the roots as much as possible (usually after a soaking rain). These are growing next to one another in my yard. Sometimes I think I’ll just let it take over my shady backyard – it smells good when it’s mowed. Clearweed’s leaves are smooth and somewhat glossy while both stinging nettle and wood nettle have “rougher” looking leaves. Thanks, Michael DeMarco. I’m still working out the difference between henbit and mazus, I have both. The stem is also square. Do an image and information search on the Internet for "Stinging Nettle" or Urtica dioica. For comprehensive information (e.g. Tutsan berries, Hypericum androsaemum, also known as Sweet … eattheweeds.com. Thanks! Clearly, it is a blessing. The question is, are they all invasive weeds. Also looking into medicinal uses of the herbs and “weeds” growing around the property. The leaves and stems of the plant are covered with brittle, hollow, hair-like structures. Its analgesic leaves are useful to molting birds, who roll in it to relieve the pain of their feathers poking though their skin, and the Ground Ivy also helps to prevent infection because of its antiseptic property. http://www.eattheweeds.com/ground-ivy/ The Ground Ivy is beautiful, it blooms all summer long, it doesn’t grow much higher than ankle high, and if you want to mow it, it releases a delightful minty fragrance. . not only are they covered with hair, they also change color — to lavender — or even a purple shade. Nettle Vine is a plant exclusive to the HamletDLC. I’ll monitor its movement, though. I really don’t like the chickweed. Much appreciated! setTimeout( ); To find out that it’s called “Gill-over-the-ground” just tickled me because my maiden name is Gill! Removal by hand or placing dampened newspapers on top of them, weighed down with stones/bricks etc., on corners, works well. The manchaneel tree in the Florida swamps secretes a burning acid and I have never heard of there is a beneficial use for it. Overview Information White dead nettle flower is a plant that looks like stinging nettle but doesn't cause stinging when touched. Like yellow archangel, and other members of the dead-nettle family, it doesn't have stinging leaves. The stinging nettle is a plant found practically all over the world. It is used to make medicine. nutrition, medicinal values, recipes, history, harvesting tips, etc.) John. Also, Purple dead nettle’s leaf margins are not as deeply scalloped as Ground ivy’s margins. Purple dead nettle is in the mint family, and is called “dead nettle” (or sometimes “deadnettle”) because of its apparent resemblance to stinging nettle, minus the sting. My lawn has a lot of ground ivy which grows into the flower beds. The lower leaves have red stems. Also noticeable are the hairs on the leaves. . Sometimes called red nettle, purple nettle, and even purple archangel, it is thought that this is called dead nettle because its leaves resemble stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), though they do not have the stinging characteristic of Urtica. Is your “ground ivy” also called dwarf Kenilworth ivy? Young leaves are preferable however, no matter how far into the growing season be sure to remember that until dried or cooked, stinging nettle leaves will have those stinging hairs – never eat them raw! . . Which plants can you pick out and identify from these last two images? Looking at just one at a time a person might think they are the same. . It is up to the reader to verify nutritional information and health benefits with qualified professionals for all edible plants listed in this web site. However, the lip structure is different. We never knew their names though, and made up our own name, Christmas tree flowers. This is Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule). I always thought they were the nettles that Eeyore ate in Winnie the Pooh. Click, All listed plants are found in central-east Canada and Another tick on the “meant-to-be” chart of buying an old house & inheriting (& usually correcting) almost a century’s worth of previous owners’ landscaping & remodeling choices. This makes sense as they are both in the same genus (Lamium). Pingback: A Druid’s web log – Spring is coming! This is great, thank you! .hide-if-no-js { Henbit’s flower shape is remarkably similar to Purple dead nettle’s flower shape. They are more like living mulch, suppressing the grasses which ARE an issue. First, let’s look more closely at the leaves. A weed is just a plant growing where YOU don’t want it. Stinging nettle has been used for hundreds of years to treat painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia. . Really nice pictures! This plant has many common names. Spotted nettle (Lamium maculatum) is closely related, however its leaves have whitish spots or blotches. This confuses me somewhat, because I don’t think it really looks like true nettles at all, but to each their own. How do you get rid of it??? I guess that’s why I try to eat natural plants. Thank you for keeping this post alive, very helpful. please check out our Stinging Nettle PDF magazine. It is a small to mid-size, upright, broadleaf weed with bristly, deeply serrated leaves. Gill over the ground comes from the French, gilleur, to ferment, as it was used in fermenting beer in the middle ages…. It also stings when touched. If your plant doesn't have squarish or blocky stems, it's probably not lemon balm, either. Ground ivy is a member of the Lamiaceae (Mint) family. Click. The plant is considered an herbaceous perennial, meaning that it has herbal properties and grows back in the same areas year after year. The leaf shape is round and is sometimes classified as nearly kidney-shaped. And each has been assigned to a different genus (Urtica, Laportea and Pilea). . . Wild Blueberries Vs. Tutsan Berries. I have been harvesting what I thought was henbit. I saw and enjoyed this post several months ago, but it’s also been useful recently when I was mowing through a bunch of aromatic, purple-flowering ground cover and wondered what it was. I also have multiple sclerosis, so yard work, other than mowing, is more than I can handle. =). I'm trying to identify it. I’m studying for a plant ID test and you just made my life a LOT easier!! Now I see that I need to pick it, which is what I did for a couple hours one day. }, Confidently master the skill of correct plant identification. Ground ivy grows here as well. The flowers have four stamens and yellow anthers. It looks very similar, I have the dwarf Kenilworth ivy growing all over my yard, shallow rooted, easy to pull, but impossible to be permanently rid of grows like crazy takes over in amatter of a couple weeks. | Sustainable Market Farming, This is a great article. I saw a material at the hardware store that should work the same way. Wonderful photos! Freeze dried for cake decor? The nettle family is full of stinging plants, but none is quite as aggressive as the gympie gympie (Dendrocnide moroides). For our third “looks similar” plant, we turn to another member of the Lamiaceae family. Here’s another image of the Ground ivy flower. I also have some Purple dead nettle and Henbit that shows up in the field next to my house, although I didn’t know what to call them before now. It doesn’t look bad, and it keeps the grass down to a manageable level. 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