Lamium purpureum

Red Dead-nettle, Purple Dead-nettle

[not native to the Mid-Atlantic area]

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Family: Lamiaceae

Mid-Atlantic bloom time: March - October

Dead-nettle is so hamed because its leaves resemble true nettles (Urtica), but do not sting. The leaves on the flower stalks of Dead-nettle have petioles (leaf stalks), which distinguishes them from Henbit's (Lamium amplexicaule) sessile (unstalked) leaves on the flower stem.

21 May 2016
Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas, VA
30 March 2016
Sky Meadows State Park, Paris, VA
3 April 2017
Manassas, VA

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