Lamium purpurum, Purple Dead Nettle, "the devouring purple monster", is a weed that grows around winter/springtime (annual), and part of the mint family.
Identifiable by its' square stem, fuzzy green leaves, small purple flowers (on top), and its' "dead" purple leaves on top.
The plant can be quite short, but also can grow up to 30 cm tall, and 18 cm wide. The taste of the plant is quite mild but unique.
Here is a video identifying one: https://youtu.be/nqL3SAV5ejQ
I've been told that the entire plant is edible, and since it is common I thought I'd come here to ask if anyone has used it before?
I know it is connected to the archangel, St.Micheal, because of the time that it blooms and is sometimes referred to as purple archangel.
I would generally like to know if anyone has used it before, in tea, pouches, for heath benefits, anything! Because I have just started to collect it and would love to hear stories/experience with it!
Purple Dead Nettle