Patiently waiting…

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My purple deadnettle-Lamium purpureum-is in fact in tim’s weed patch as we speak-now under 4′ of snow-but waiting patiently to flower in April.

Overview:

Flowers: pink

Blooms: April-late spring, mint family

Leaves: considered dead, no hairs, four sided stems, edible, winter annual

Habitat: The usual places-roadsides,waste places, croplands, my weed patch

Faunal; bees like them

One can sometimes see them in early spring turning a field into a blanket of purple adding color to a yet nervous world. “We need the tonic of wildness”-Thoreau.

Thanks to www. ediblewildfood.com for help. As always thanks for reading tim’s weed patch!

 

 

 

 

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