This nettle-like plant has sprung up beside my pond. It's quite attractive and is attracting bees. What is it? Do I pull it or leave it be? Any advice gratefully accepted.
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I Think it could be Gypsywort. Lycopus europaeus.
Lycopus europaeus maybe? Gypsywort
If the bees like it and you like it, let it be
Lycopus europaeus aka Gypsywort.
Oh, you said it first ......... but at least we all agree
On the herbal side it yields a black dye that can be used on wool and silk, and it used to be used by gypsies to stain their skins darker. Hence the common name.(Taken from a 'Modern Herbal ' By Mrs M. Grieves)
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