Galeopsis speciosa Mill.

2692 (3). G. speciosa Mill., Gard. Diet. ed. 8 (1768) No 3; Hayek, Prodr. Fl. Penins. Balc., II (1929) 268; Townsend, Fl. Eur., III (1972) 146; G. versi­color Curt., Fl. Lond., VI (1777—78) tab. 38 — Красива бударица 

Fam:   Labiatae Juss. (Lamiaceae)
Genus:   Galeopsis L.
Species: Galeopsis speciosa Mill.
English Name: Large-flowered helm-nettle or Edmonton hempnettle


Annual plant. Stem 30 - 80 (-100) cm high, strongly branched, with bristles on the edges, and on the opposite walls at least in the upper part with licking hairs; the internodes in the upper part bulging. Leaves of 0.5 - 3 cm long stems, ovate to ovate lance, 3 - 10 cm long and 1.5 - 5 cm wide, evenly serrated, to the tip tapering, basically short wedge to rounded, on both sides hairy fibrous. The bracts are lance, bristly, without soft hairs. Blossoms 6 - 20 (25) in vertebrae in the bosom of the upper leaves. The calyx 12 - 17 mm long, on the teeth, the incisions and the veins bristly, with the rest almost naked or with scattered smaller bristles. The crown (22-) 27 - 34 mm long, yellow, usually with a large purple spot on the lower lip, outside the adjacent fiber; the tube 3 - 4 times longer than the calyx; the upper lip of the tip of the toothed; the lower backbone core share. The nuts are back ovoid, approximately 3 mm long and 2 mm wide, gray or brown, rough bearded.

From  „Флора на Н. Р. България”, том IX, БАН, София, (1989

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Galeopsis speciosa (Large-flowered hemp-nettle[2] or Edmonton hempnettle) is a species of annual herbaceous plants in the family Lamiaceae.[1] It is native to northern + central Europe and Siberia, and has become a widespread introduced weed in Canada. The plant is poisonous and causes paralysis.[3]

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Flowering Time: Blooms: VII - VIII.

References: „Флора на Н. Р. България”, том IX, БАН, София, (1989, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Distribution in Bulgaria: Grow in damp shady forests and bushes on rocky and grassy grounds, beside the fences of gardens and along the roads. Widespread, mainly in the foothill belt and reaching up to 1500 m altitude in the mountains. (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.

Distribution: Europe and Asia (to Siberia - the Yenisei area).

Conservation status and threats: not protected species in Bulgaria by the Biodiversity Law. - Biological Diversity Act -

Medical plant: yes, it is - Medicinal Plants Act -

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