Purple deadnettle

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lisam

Post   » Sat Mar 29, 2003 2:03 pm


I've been searching, but can't seem to find the answer to this question--is purple dead nettle safe for humans, horses, and guinea pigs to eat?

In one of my searches I found a site about using stinging nettle in dominance and submissive games. I was afraid to read any further.

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Post   » Sat Mar 29, 2003 3:04 pm


Damn, my internet acting up lost post.

Various types of nettle are fine young (slender, stinging, plain -- re Peterson's guide). Stinging nettle if older can be dried and fed to animals.

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lisam

Post   » Sat Mar 29, 2003 5:10 pm


Yes, I do feed stinging nettle to my horses. I think Purple Deadnettle is actually a member of the mint family, which made me think it may be harmless. My pigs really don't care for mint, but when I look outside and see all this deadnettle growing everywhere, I wish I could feed it to something!

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Post   » Sat Mar 29, 2003 6:31 pm


I wonder if it has another name. I never heard of it.


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Post   » Sat Mar 29, 2003 9:35 pm


Yuck. I hate that stuff. A really noxious weed. Far as I know, nobody eats it in my garden. I don't give it to my pigs and am sure they would soundly reject it.

This is different than the nettles pictured in the edible plant book.

Remy

Post   » Sun Mar 30, 2003 1:07 am


The other name for Deadnettles is Lamium.

I read somewhere about feeding it to rabbits, but I cannot vouch for it first hand.

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