Definition of hemp nettle in US English:

hemp nettle


  • A plant of the mint family that resembles the nettle. Native to Eurasia, it has been introduced elsewhere.

    Genus Galeopsis, family Labiatae: several species, including G. tetrahit, found in waste areas of southern Canada and the northern US

    • ‘Bifid hemp-nettle usually has pink flowers, while North American populations of hemp-nettle usually have white flowers.’
    • ‘Common hemp-nettle seed mixed with soil and stirred periodically emerged mainly from March to May.’
    • ‘A definite characteristic of hemp-nettles is that the stem is swollen below each node.’