Red (or Purple) Dead-Nettle - Lamium purpurcum (Mint family - Labiatae)

 

Red (or Purple) Dead-Nettle - Lamium purpurcum (Mint family - Labiatae) Note the way the crowded, heart-shaped leaves tend to overlap. Stalks are leafless below the leafy flower spike.

 

 

 

Upper leaves often purplish with flowers being red or purplish. 4 - 12 in. Roadsides, waste places. As it is a member of the mint family, it tends to grow in damp areas. This bed was found near a small stream.

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