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dead nettle

n.
Any of several weedy plants of the genus Lamium in the mint family, native to Eurasia and northern Africa and having clusters of small, usually purplish flowers with two lips.

[So called because it looks like a nettle but does not sting.]
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Noun1.dead nettle - foul-smelling perennial Eurasiatic herb with a green creeping rhizome
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Stachys, Stachys - large genus of usually woolly or hairy herbs or subshrubs or shrubs; temperate eastern hemisphere; tropical Australasia
2.dead nettle - any of various plants of the genus Lamium having clusters of small usually purplish flowers with two lips
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Lamium, Lamium - genus of Old World herbs: dead nettles; henbits
Lamium album, white dead nettle - European dead nettle with white flowers
henbit, Lamium amplexicaule - Eurasian plant having toothed leaves and small two-lipped white or purplish-red flowers
3.dead nettle - coarse bristly Eurasian plant with white or reddish flowers and foliage resembling that of a nettledead nettle - coarse bristly Eurasian plant with white or reddish flowers and foliage resembling that of a nettle; common as a weed in United States
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Galeopsis, genus Galeopsis - erect annual European herbs
4.dead nettle - a plants of the genus Pilea having drooping green flower clusters and smooth translucent stems and leaves
nettle - any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
genus Pilea, Pilea - low-growing tropical perennials grown for their stingless foliage
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Nettles The best type of nettle to try is the white dead nettle, a mimic plant that looks like a regular nettle but doesn't sting you.
Spotted dead nettle (Lamium spp.) is ideal for dry, shady areas.
Purple Dead Nettle (Lamium purpureum)--This natural wild herb pops up all over the place on its own in the spring.
Reit yn ymyl yr arhosfan bws, roedd y farddanhadlen wen (Lamium album; White dead nettle) yn tyfu.
FOR DEEP MOIST SHADE: Brunera macrophylla, a foot high, herbaceous, bright blue flowers; Lamium (dead nettle), 4in, trailing, magenta flower; Tiarella cordifolia, 6in, creamy-white spikes; Convallaria (Lily of the Valley), fragrant bell-shaped white flowers.
DEAD NETTLE The dead nettles, lamium white nancy and silver beacon have shiny silvery leaves so are especially useful for lightening up shady spots.
The organisation said the hot early spring was a boon for insects, while the autumn's warm temperatures and sunshine saw something of a "second spring" with shrubs and plants such as dandelions and white dead nettle flowering again.
The hot early spring was a boon for insects, while the autumn's warm temperatures and sunshine saw something of a "second spring", with shrubs and plants such as dandelions and white dead nettle flowering again.
November Second warmest November in 100 years leads to a "second spring" with spring plants including dandelions and white dead nettle flowering again, along with garden plants and shrubs.
Herbs such as marigold, golden seal and white dead nettle can help to correct the bacterial flora and have anti-fungal properties.
Plants appreciating this type of habitat may be bulbous such as narcissus, scilla, lily and tulip, all of which love these conditions, or they may be herbaceous perennials such as digitalis (foxglove), tiarella (foamflower), lamium (dead nettle), and geranium.
Before it's all over, Joe will have flown a broomstick, conversed with cats, learned a great deal about witch history, and become an accidental member of the Dead Nettle Coven.