Edible Weeds


| 5/25/2017 9:48:00 AM


Tags: weeds, wildcrafting, forage, foraging, edibles, Kelly White, Maryland,

Kelly

We recently purchased a new property (Yay! More on that later!) and are in the process of tidying up the landscaping. By “tidying up,” I mean actually doing the landscaping that has needed to be done for the last, um, probably 40 years! One of the plants I kept finding in all of the overgrown flowerbeds was this purple fuzzy...weed?

Deadnettle2

After some searching, I found that this was purple dead nettle and while technically a weed, it is an herb in the mint family that can be eaten both raw and cooked. This website has interesting information on how the plant has a unique relationship with ants (of all things):

https://chestnutherbs.com/185/

Should you wish for a more in-depth description of purple dead nettle, you might check out this website:




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