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Purple Dead Nettle (Lamium purpureum)
Image ID: 2018/bf56
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Family: Lamiaceae (Mint)
Height: 0.5 to 1 ft.
Blooms: April to October
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size: 0.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Irregular blossoms
Location: Butler-Freeport Trail
Notes: Hairy, purplish leaves.
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Purple Dead Nettle may be easily confused with:
- Ground Ivy
Purple dead nettle has purplish upper leaves and a "pouched" flower. Flower of ground ivy has a prominent, open lower lip.
The flower cluster of heal-all is compact, while dead nettle has leaves among the flowers. The leaf of dead nettle is also wider.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.