Purple “flowers” in my yard


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Does anyone have any idea what this weed/ flower I have growing in my lawn is? Last spring I didn’t have one of these in my yard. It looks like it is all I will have in a couple of weeks at the rate it is spreading. So far it has not invaded the horse pasture but I think it is just a matter of time.
 
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Does anyone have any idea what this weed/ flower I have growing in my lawn is? Last spring I didn’t have one of these in my yard. It looks like it is all I will have in a couple of weeks at the rate it is spreading. So far it has not invaded the horse pasture but I think it is just a matter of time.
That looks like purple dead nettle. It is in the mint family and the following link says its ediblehttp://www.naturallivingideas.com/purple-dead-nettle/
 

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That's an interesting link, Chuck!

Veg sorted for you, SR! :LOL::ROFLMAO:
 
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I went ahead and ate a few. A descent taste but odd texture. It is right on the edge of being sweet. I don’t see anyone serving it in a restaurant though.
 

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I went ahead and ate a few. A descent taste but odd texture. It is right on the edge of being sweet. I don’t see anyone serving it in a restaurant though.
You should try your entrepreneurial spirits and be the first one to serve this delicacy! Ka-ching!
 
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A descent taste but odd texture. It is right on the edge of being sweet.
The link I gave said the leaves are slightly hairy, I imagine that's the odd texture!! :cautious:

It's a member of the mint family, so that probably accounts for the sweetness.
 
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