Plant ID forum: what is this?

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Portland, OR
zoya2
Apr 20, 2018 3:02 PM CST
What is this horrible thing that takes over my yard in Portland, Oregon every spring?
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Apr 20, 2018 3:19 PM CST
Looks like Lamium, possibly one of these?
Purple Dead Nettle (Lamium purpureum)
Spotted Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum)
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Apr 20, 2018 3:23 PM CST
Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) is apparently also found in Oregon:

L. ammplexicaule: https://uswildflowers.com/deta...
L. purpureum: https://uswildflowers.com/deta...
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
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Name: Amanda
southern Arkansas (Zone 8a)
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MarmorealArbor
Apr 20, 2018 4:10 PM CST
I was thinking it looks like Purple Dead Nettle. I have it and Henbit in my yard and since the bees seem to like them, I let them be(e). Big Grin
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Apr 20, 2018 4:25 PM CST
Purple Dead Nettle. Pretty common in the Willamette Valley and in particular in my lawn and gardens.

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