Photographer: Janice Stiefel
Galeopsis tetrahit L.
brittle-stem hemp-nettle, common hemp-nettle, hemp-nettle
Galeopsis: Greek for "weasel" and "appearance," from likeness of corolla to head of a weasel
tetrahit: 4 angled
Restricted Invasive - Eradicate!
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive|
|Plant: ||erect, annual, 6"-36" tall forb, aromatic, branched toward the top when mature; stems square, swollen at the leaf nodes, and with rough, coarse, spreading hairs; taprooted|
|Flower: ||pink to white often with 2 yellow or white spots, 5-parted, 3/4" long, irregularly tube-shaped; inflorescence of several, dense, rounded whorls terminal and from the upper leaf axils; blooms June-Sept.|
|Leaf:||opposite, stalked, ovate, coarsely toothed|
|Habitat: ||disturbed sites|