Purple Deadnettle-Lamium purpureum L.
Lamium purpureum L.
Lamiaceae family (Mint family)
Leaves are opposite, triangular to ovate, and are covered in soft hairs. Young leaves at the apex are usually tinted purple while lower mature leaves are green. Leaves are deeply veined and have scalloped margins. Petioles are short.
Unbranched stems are square and largely glabrous. The lower portion of the stem is often devoid of leaves.
Flowers and fruit
Whorls of flowers occur above the leaf axils, and a terminal whorl of flowers occurs at the top of each stem. Flowers are tubular and are purple to pink in color. The lower lip is divided into 2 rounded lobes. Each flower produces 4 nutlet seeds.