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Lamium purpureum L.

Family - Lamiaceae

Common Name - Purple Dead-nettle

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Genus

The flower has distinct upper and lower lips. The upper lip is like a hood over the anthers. The lower lip has 2 lobes at its base and on the sides of the lip are a pair of smaller lobes/teeth.

Habitats
Cultivated land
Wasteland
Lamium purpureum
© Quentin GroomWhole plant of Lamium purpureum
© Richard Milne
Life History
Annual
Perennial
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during March, April, May, June and July.

Fruit

Botanically the fruit is called either a nutlet, or a schizocarp.

Flower

The flower is zygomorphic and is purple in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

Germany
Purpurrote Taubnessel
Sweden
rödplister
Finland
punapeippi
Poland
Jasnota purpurowa

Chromosome Number (2N)

18