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Galeopsis - Boenn.                
                 
Common Name Splitlip hempnettle
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
Synonyms G. tetrahit bifida.
Known Hazards The plant is poisonous, causing paralysis[74].
Habitats Arable land, occasionally in woods, fens and wet heaths[17].
Range Northern and central Europe, including Britain, to N. Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary       

Physical Characteristics       
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Galeopsis is a ANNUAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from Jul to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Self.The plant is self-fertile.


USDA hardiness zone : Coming soon


Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Galeopsis Splitlip hempnettle


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Galeopsis Splitlip hempnettle
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Habitats       
Edible Uses                                         
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
A drying oil is obtained from the seed. It is used as a polish for leather[74].
Cultivation details                                         
Grows in most soils, disliking heavy shade. This plant is sometimes grown in the wild garden[200]. Very closely allied to G. tetrahit and considered to be no more than a sub-species of it by some botanists[17]. It is probably of the same hybrid origin as G. tetrahit[17].
                                                                                 
Propagation                                         
Seed - sow spring in situ[200]. Germination usually takes place within a month.
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Author                                         
Boenn.
                                                                                 
Botanical References                                         
17
                                                                                 
Links / References                                         

[17]Clapham, Tootin and Warburg. Flora of the British Isles.
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.
[74]Komarov. V. L. Flora of the USSR.
An immense (25 or more large volumes) and not yet completed translation of the Russian flora. Full of information on plant uses and habitats but heavy going for casual readers.
[200]Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.

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