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Common Name: Large Flowered Hemp Nettle
Galeopsis speciosa 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[
Europe, including Britain, from Norway south and east to France, Bulgaria and Siberia.
Arable land, often on black peaty soils[
Grows in most soils, disliking heavy shade.
This plant is sometimes grown in the wild garden[
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.