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Galeopsis bifida is an annual plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
The plant is poisonous, causing paralysis[
Northern and central Europe, including Britain, to N. Asia.
Arable land, occasionally in woods, fens and wet heaths[
Grows in most soils, disliking heavy shade.
This plant is sometimes grown in the wild garden[
Very closely allied to G. tetrahit and considered to be no more than a sub-species of it by some botanists[
]. It is probably of the same hybrid origin as G. tetrahit[
A drying oil is obtained from the seed. It is used as a polish for leather[
Seed - sow spring in situ[
]. Germination usually takes place within a month.