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Galeopsis bifida

Plant of the day: Galeopsis bifida split-lipped hemp-nettle

Split-lipped hemp-nettle is an exotic plant from Europe that has colonized northern North America, as well as Asia. It differs from brittle-stemmed hemp-nettle (Galeopsis tetrahit) in having a notched lower flower petal, and also in usually having pink flowers, whereas the ...

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