Hemp Nettle (Hempnettle)

 Do not Feed
  • Common Name: Hemp Nettle (Hempnettle)
  • Latin Name: Galeopsis tetrahit; Galeopsis bifida
  • Family Name: Lamiaceae/Labiatae

Hemp Nettle is TOXIC and can cause paralysis so should not be fed to tortoises.  This summer-flowering plant has square stems (like other members of this family) and blooms that are either purple, pink or white.  A distinguishing feature is usually a yellow centre in the throat of the flower (although cross-pollination often results in many variations of flower colour and occasionally no yellow centre is present).

See Deadnettle, Henbit, Hedge Woundwort and Nettle (Stinging).

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