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Purple Dead Nettle (Lamium purpureum)

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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: Youghiogheny River Trail
Date:  4/12/2003
Notes: Hairy, purplish leaves.
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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.

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