Purple Dead Nettle (Lamium purpureum) in the Dead Nettles Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Leaves: Other: Hairy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Culinary Herb
Salad greens
Good as a cover crop
Suitable for forage
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Self


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What kind of lamium has red stems? by SpringGreenThumb May 8, 2018 8:16 AM 6
what is this? by zoya2 Apr 20, 2018 4:25 PM 4
Wildflower by fahte Apr 11, 2018 7:24 AM 13
Outdoor Weed ID. by Nisauabukunouki Mar 31, 2018 10:34 PM 5
Small weed with purple flower by mnplants Jul 7, 2017 10:36 AM 2
What is the name or family this weed resides in? by Igloo22 Mar 26, 2017 5:01 PM 1
do you know what this is? by Gschnettler Mar 5, 2017 6:07 PM 5
Research Project by AlexSims Nov 13, 2016 4:54 PM 4
Purple dead nettle/henbit look alike by keithp2012 Apr 17, 2016 11:44 AM 15
Plant ID by scottman Nov 10, 2012 9:22 PM 16

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