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.
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!