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Common Name: Henbit
Lamium amplexicaule is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.25 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
Europe, including Britain, from Norway south and east to N. Africa, W. Mediterranean and W. Asia.
Cultivated soil, usually on light dry soils[
Tolerates most soils and conditions. Prefers a light dry soil[
Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[
Young leaves - raw or cooked[
]. Added to salads or used as a potherb[
The plant is antirheumatic, diaphoretic, excitant, febrifuge, laxative and stimulant[
Seed - this species usually self sows freely and should not require human intervention. When required, it can be sown in situ as soon as it is ripe or in spring. The seed can germinate at any time of the year in the wild if conditions are suitable[