All content and photography © 2021 Wild Food UK. May 2013 These marks are on all white dead nettles so could be used as a key identifier. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "ac80f602e68c95c7e761d20ec7510235" );document.getElementById("c5ad99eb5f").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); On a sunny day white dead nettle, Lamium album, flowers can have a reserve of nectar at the base, if you have beaten the bees to them. See more ideas about nettle, herbalism, wild food. Some people also use it within smoothies. It is a traditional treatment for abnormal vaginal discharge and is sometimes taken to relieve painful periods[254]. The herb does also have other applications than those related to ailments associated with women’s health. The flowers can hold a drop of nectar and make a pleasant tasting and looking addition to a salad. The White Dead-Nettle owes its name of Nettle to the fact that the plant as a whole bears a strong general resemblance to the Stinging Nettle, for which it may easily be mistaken in the early spring, before it is in bloom; but the flowers are absolutely different in the two plants, which are quite unrelated. Lamium album seeds or White dead-nettle for growing. Has been used as a herbal remedy for skin problems. Growing in pairs on opposite sides of the stalk. December 25, 2020 By; In Uncategorized; 0 Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes Foraging Courses, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon Foraging Courses, Dead Nettles, White Dead Nettle, Red or Purple Dead Nettle, Yellow archangel, Henbit Dead Nettle. Green, nettle like arrow shaped leaves with very serrated edges, the underneath covered in small non-stinging hairs with some on top. July 2013 Red dead-nettle for culinary and herbal medicine. September 2012 Foraging Young plants have edible tops and leaves, used in salads or in stir-fry as a spring vegetable. A pleasant herb tea is made from the flowers. Its white flowers appear from March right the way through to December. They can also be dried for later use. November 2013 White Dead Nettle. Woodland, hedgerows, the edge of commons, roadsides and paths. Please note that each and every hedgerow item you come across may vary in appearance to these photos. Thanks for sharing the white dead-nettle soup recipe with us. Add to Likebox #133566217 - Best herbs for kidney disease. April 2013 I will try this for sure and will get back to you with my reviews. I know the Italians have a long tradition in wild edibles, very inspiring! Their stems are hollow and square, unlike those of the stinging nettle, and were called Archangels because they thought they flowered on Archangel Michael’s day which was May 8 th in the Julian calendar but would be April 28 th now. August 2012 Before the plant flowers, the young leaves and shoots are tender enough to eat raw. This white dead nettle is also called the Bee Nettle because bees love it. July 2012 March 2012, All Purple dead nettle can be eaten fresh, sprinkled in salads, or used in pestos. Collecting. Or you can add the leaves to soups as you would the leaves of Stinging Nettle. The young leaves are edible, and can be used in salads or cooked as a vegetable. Later, when the leaves become tougher and possibly bitter, you can steam or lightly cook the leaves and eat as a green. White dead nettle (L. album), native throughout Europe and Asia (RBGK, n.d.a. March 2014 Spotted deadnettle ground cover is an easy to grow plant with a wide range of soil and condition tolerance. April 2012 And what are your green wishes and challenges for the upcoming year? Your email address will not be published. Similar Images . Like yellow archangel, and other members of the dead-nettle family, it doesn't have stinging leaves. So be sure you want spotted deadnettle ground co… ), is the most commonly referenced Lamium species in herbal literature, although the two species have traditionally been used similarly (Grieve, 1931/1971). Despite belonging to the mint family, these leaves taste nothing like mint. So you can use Red Dead-nettle as a salad ingredient as long as the leaves are available. December 2014 Recipes Similar Images . A bunch of white dead-nettles can look good in a vase, especially after cutting some of the leaves to reveal the flowers. May 2012 Dead nettles have no sting but probably evolved to look like stinging nettles as a defence against predators. Uses of the White Dead Nettle. White nettle is traditionally used for nasal catarrh, leucorrhoea, anaemia, inflammation of the skin, cough/bronchitis, inflammation of the mouth and pharynx. Only young leaves or bright green tops of larger plants are usable for cooking unless flaming over a fire when more of the plant can be used. Similar Images . Is this also a key identifier? Edible parts of White Dead Nettle: Young leaves - raw or cooked. All in a circle around the stem at the leaf nodes. Vector. Urban Foraging Green to red/purple. The leaves are a good source of vitamin A. In the spring, the young leaf shoots are harvestable and can commonly used within salads. Add to Likebox #114529028 - Nettle leaves isolated on white background. Thanks for the video, I have lots of that plant at the allotment, it did come to me as family of the stinging nettles, did not know it was edible tho, will be trying some of those flowers now. White dead nettle is an astringent and demulcent herb that is chiefly used as a uterine tonic, to arrest inter-menstrual bleeding and to reduce excessive menstrual flow. Beautiful orchid like flowers growing in groups around the stem varying in colour from white to yellow to red/purple. Both plants are edible. Perennial plant used in herbal medicine and biological control of insects. February 2014 I have great interest in cooking and I always try different recipes at home. Edible Purple Dead-Nettle - Food and medicinal uses explored. We used all of these (the stinging nettle was dried, from the pantry), but you can omit all of them. How did you start the new year? I’ve noticed that underneath each flower petal there’s a tiny anther/stamen with four perfectly rectangular black marks. Big Thanks, Moe... January 2015 Here is a White Dead Nettle, setting seed alongside the Middenweg and the park. Edible spring plant on a white wooden background, light of the sun. White dead nettle is primarily regarded as a “woman’s herb” and it has been used as an herbal remedy for painful and irregular periods, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), vaginal discharge, and as a tonic for the uterus. Archives. (But that’s just me!) Red Dead-nettle is edible (as are the similar species mentioned above). Aug 19, 2017 - Explore Melanie Martin's board "Dead Nettle", followed by 277 people on Pinterest. Only the leaves are edible. The leaves are also useful as a good tea, which helps treat chills and promote kidney discharge and perspiration. Keep posting more updates in your blog. Your comment will be posted after it is approved. Edible Spring Food. They’re also a great substitute for the more common greens, like spinach, kale, … Yeah a Reakl nice recipe I come from Germany and i work as a cook so I have the ability to test all those cool reciepe .. in my country most people are not as much creative or maybe it is because its forbidden here like mostly everywhere :) The flowers can hold a drop of nectar and make a pleasant tasting and looking addition to a salad. March 2013 Foraging With Kids Internally: catarrh of the upper respiratory passages, gastrointestinal disorders such as gastritis, sensation of bloating and flatulence. January 2014 Purple nettle or purple archangel (Lamium purpureum) - meadows and gardens flowers. Tough, square stems. Search Plants; Explore Collections; Our Differences Lovely place to visit and learn, I'll be back. #99429532 - Fresh wild edible spring herbs on wooden spoons: ground-ivy,.. Very fibrous and covered in small non-stinging hairs. November 2012 Edible Flowers April 2014 June 2014 I think you can quite clearly see how the flower and now seed clusters encircle the square Labiate family stem, quite unlike the unrelated but often mistaken Stinging Nettle. :) Also, watch out for little ants hiding within. Required fields are marked *. Saved from web.stagram.com. Choose either a shady or partially shady location when growing spotted deadnettle. Are you going to add the Italian names to your lists? January 2013 Despite its humble appearance, dead nettle is actually a valuable edible and medicinal plant. Edible spring plant on a white wooden background. One important bit of deadnettle plant info to be aware of, however, is its possible invasiveness. Purple nettle or purple archangel (Lamium purpureum) - meadows flowers - Buy this stock photo and explore similar images at Adobe Stock The flowers and young leaves are edible, and can be used in salads or cooked as a vegetable. Wholesale Login; Retail Locator; Resources; Contact us; Home; Our Plants. September 2013 Uses. Find the perfect stinging nettle on white stock photo. December 2012 The flowering tops are antispasmodic, astringent, cholagogue, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, haemostatic, hypnotic, … Add to Likebox #147263048 - Blooming Dead nettle (Lamium purpureum) in the spring garden. They can be a fantastic addition to your salad. June 2013 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. They can be added to salads or mixed with other leaves and cooked as a potherb. Unlike nettles, it does not sting nor irritate the skin (hence the reason for the name dead) and it is generally more recognized as a groundcover in gardens than a wild edible. Image of green, edible, healthy - 128525948 No need to register, buy now! Dead nettle can be found in lawns and disturbed soils and is a common garden weed (Deer, 2016). [citation needed] If finely chopped it … You can use Red Dead-nettle as per White Dead-nettle, Lamium album and the leaves and flowering tops are great in salads. The plant will spread easily from site to site and establishes without any extra effort on your part. Videos. Peter aka anemoneprojectors - camera busted. See more ideas about nettle, plants, wild edibles. February 2013 Home > spotted dead nettle edible. Plant Language Flowers do taste delicious – slightly sweet, fresh, a Spring treat! October 2012 August 2014 2 big onions White dead-nettle is a common plant of roadside verges, waste grounds and grassy banks - anywhere the ground has been disturbed. Photo about A cup of white dead-nettle tea with whole blooming Lamium album plants and dried flowers. For gardening, composting and fishing needs support my channel by buying worms from me. - Buy this stock photo and explore similar images at Adobe Stock Red dead-nettle for culinary and herbal medicine. Only young leaves or bright green tops of larger plants are usable for cooking unless flaming over a fire when more of the plant can be used. Published on Apr 20, 2015 The White dead Nettle is a lovely edible, with the flowers being our favourite part. Tortoise Food. Young dead nettle leaves are amazing when eaten fresh. Similar Images . To be honest, I think the fresh leaves taste like a cross between spinach and overcooked green beans that have sat out at a buffet all day, so I like them only sparingly incorporated into food products. Apr 15, 2018 - Explore Violet Roesner's board "White Dead Nettle" on Pinterest. Bees, especially bumble bees are attracted to the flowers which are a good source of early nectar and pollen, hence the plant is sometimes called the bee nettle . Though superficially similar to species of Urtica (true nettles) in appearance, it is not related and does not sting, hence the name "dead-nettle". 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