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Apr 4, 2018 8:32 AM CST
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Hi,
This plant has appeared in my garden this year. I had never seen it before. Any ideas on what it could be?
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Apr 4, 2018 9:02 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Apr 4, 2018 9:02 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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Apr 4, 2018 10:33 AM CST
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That is purple dead nettle. It is a pot herb, high in vitamin c, along with many other things, add it to raw or cooked dishes. I would add a hyperlink, but I'm still too "new" on here Smiling . Search for "purple dead nettle medicinal". There is a good article on the healingweeds blogspot.
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Apr 4, 2018 10:46 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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If they really are 2 different plants, somebody who knows how to sort them should sort the pics in those 2 database entries.
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Apr 4, 2018 12:54 PM CST
Ankara, Turkey (Zone 7a)
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Alright, I see it is definitely a lamium. Tomorrow I will examine it closely to see which type it is.
Thank you all!
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Apr 4, 2018 7:12 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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Are you planning to pull it up? (I would) If so, does it matter which Henbit? Rolling on the floor laughing
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Apr 10, 2018 11:45 AM CST
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DaisyI said:Are you planning to pull it up? (I would) If so, does it matter which Henbit? Rolling on the floor laughing


It would be nice to know what exactly I pulled up. Big Grin

I have kept it btw.
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Apr 10, 2018 4:36 PM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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No hurry about removing the naturals...
While I'm not a particular fan of dead nettle or henbit, the butterflies are huge fans of these early bloomers...

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Gotta encourage the pollinators... even if it means leaving a few weeds out there.
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Apr 10, 2018 5:45 PM CST
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purpleinopp said:If they really are 2 different plants, somebody who knows how to sort them should sort the pics in those 2 database entries.


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Apr 10, 2018 6:23 PM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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I have seen this before. I have pulled it up again and again...

It comes back, again and again...
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Apr 10, 2018 8:33 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Thanks, Frank. Is everyone now in agreement?
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Apr 10, 2018 8:38 PM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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Except on leaving exotics to "encourage pollinators".

Plant the things the pollinators evolved with, if you care about preserving the fauna of your neighborhood. Most anything else is just kidding yourself.
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Apr 11, 2018 7:24 AM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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I always thought that henbit and dead nettle were naturals... Just now googled origin of each.... Europe and Asia.

Well, good thing that they seem limited to the vegetable patch.... Came with the horse poop...

Doubt that it's possible to eradicate them, but I do have huge piles of them plus chickweed... Can't turn them under, they keep growing... So... Pull and cover soil with fresh layer of poop... Then plant stuff.

So, what are your early butterflies visiting in ky, John?
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