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Lamium purpureum is often confused with:
Lamium amplexicaule Lamium amplexicaule

Purple Dead-nettle Lamium purpureum

Phonetic Spelling
LAY-mee-um pur-PUR-ee-um
Description

Purple Dead-nettle is usually considered a weed and originates from Europe and Asia. It is low growing and blooms occur throughout the year including warmer weather in winter. It can be found in lawns, along roads, gardens and meadows. It is often confused with Henbit and they can grow together. Henbit has stemless leaves.

Prefers full sun to light shade and moist fertile soil. The foliage is little bothered by disease and insect pests. This plant develops quickly during the cool weather of spring.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lamium
    Species:
    purpureum
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Macaronesia, Mediterranean, Europe to Western Siberia
    Wildlife Value:
    Bee attracted to the flower
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
    Flower Shape:
    Lipped
    Flower Petals:
    2-3 rays/petals
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Purplish flowers have a top hooded petal with 2 lower lip petals. May be produced throughout the year. Sessile in whorls in the leave axils.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Deltoid
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Undulate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Crowded heart-shaped leaves tend to overlap; upper leaves are often purplish with greenish undersides and hairy. Short petioles. Wavy to serrated margins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Square
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)