Lamium purpureum

Common Name: 
red deadnettle, purple deadnettle
Scientific Name: 
Lamium purpureum L.
Family Name: 
Lamiaceae (Labiatae) - Mint Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced winter annual, reproducing by seed
low growing, upright during flowering, branched, square
Stems of Red Deadnettle
Stems of Red Deadnettle
Stems of Red Deadnettle
opposite, hairy, lower ovate to heart-shaped; upper more triangular, often purplish-red, downward drooping; all leaves rounded or pointed toothed, short petioles
Leaves of Red Deadnettle
reddish pink to purple, two-lipped tubular, whorled 3 to 6; axillary above
Leaves of Red Deadnettle