Galeopsis speciosa, Galeopsis versicolor, SE: Hampdån,
DE: Bunter Hohlzahn, NL: Dauwnetel, UK: Large-flowered Hemp-Nettle
|| ||Galeopsis speciosa Mill.|
|| ||Galeopsis versicolor Curtis|
|| ||Bunter Hohlzahn|
|| ||Large-flowered Hemp-Nettle|
|| || Lamiaceae, Mint family, Kransblommiga växter|
|| ||Annual herbaceous plant|
|| ||Erect, up to 1m high, ramified, 4-angular, the angles setose, glandular, downy|
|| ||Opposite, entire, dentate|
|| ||Corolla 2-3.5 cm long; its tube is 3-4 times longer than tube of calyx, with haired, pale-yellow, rather wide upper labia and dark-purple or lilac 3-lobed lower labia having two hollow horn-like projections and yellow spot at fauces|
|| ||A four-parted schizocarp. Mericarp oval, flattened, brown.|
|| ||woods, thickets, farmland and settlements|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Galeopsis, from a Latin name used by Pliny for some nettle-like plant.
speciosa, specios, "beautiful, good looking", showy.
Pliny the Elder (23-79CE), Natural History, book XXVII:LVII: "Galeopsis, called by some galeobdolon or galion, has stem and leaves like those of the nettle, but smoother, and giving off when beaten up an offensive smell."
- The standard author abbreviation Mill. is used to indicate Philip Miller (1691 – 1771), a Scottish botanist.
- The standard author abbreviation Curtis is used to indicate William Curtis (1746 – 1799), an English botanist and entomologist.