Red Deadnettle (Lamium purpureum)


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Family : Mint Family Lamiaceae ( Labiate)


A common annual weed of disturbed ground, rubbish dumps, arable fields etc. It is the commonest of the purple-flowered dead-nettles. Branched, downy annual of disturbed ground and cultivated soil. Widespread and common throughout. Leaves are heart-shaped, toothed and stalked opposite and alternate. Purplish pink flowers, 10 - 17mm long, are borne in whorls on upright stems, March - October. Height up to 30 cm