Dead Nettle Purple Dragon

Dead Nettle Purple Dragon

Members of the Lamium that are grown in the garden are usually done so for their beautiful foliage. The Lamium genus are hardy perennials and contains many members most of which are weeds. Some common names for Lamium include Dead Nettle, Yellow Archangel and Cobbler s bench. Lamium purpureum by Blumenbiene: CC. Quick Lamium Growing Guide and Facts Common Names : Dead Nettle, Cobbler’s Bench, Greater Henbit, Yellow Archangel. Scientific names : Lamium maculatum; Lamium purpureum; …

Purple Dead Nettle VS Henbit

Purple Dead Nettle VS Henbit

Both members of the mint family, purple deadnettle (Lamium purpureum) and henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) are often confused. Opposite leaves, square stems and purple flowers can make these weeds hard to differentiate. Learn how to tell the two apart with these helpful identification tips. Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) What to look for: Pink to purple flowers; hairy leaves with rounded teeth Life cycle: Winter annual; reproduces by seeds. Flowers in late winter/early spring; seeds …

Dead Nettle Purple

Dead Nettle Purple

Purple Deadnettle Biology: Purple deadnettle (Lamium purpureum) is a common winter annual broadleaf weed found throughout the US. It is closely related to another winter annual broadleaf, henbit (Lamium amplexicaule). Both have vibrant purple flowers that can been seen now in lawns, landscapes, and fields. Identification: Purple deadnettle is a winter annual meaning that it germinates in the fall, survives the winter as a plant, then flowers, develops seeds, and then dies when …

Purple Dead Nettle Tincture

Purple Dead Nettle Tincture

Scientific name: Lamium purpureum Description: Purple Dead Nettle is a member of the mint family it has a square stem, no basal leaves and the lower leaves are dark green and have short petioles, all leaves are hairy, and are circular in outline with scalloped margins, becoming more purple-red and smaller in the upper leaves. The flowers grow in whorls of 3-6 in the upper leaves. Purple-red in color the flowers are tubular blooming year round. Purple Dead Nettle is a favorite …

Dead Nettle with purple flowers

Dead Nettle with purple flowers

Purple Dead Nettle Patch (frosted) Single Plant (frosted) Close up of Flowers Purple Dead Nettle is in bloom everywhere. This is another plant most people consider a weed, but on closer inspection you can see it is quite beautiful plant. In profile, I think, the extremely beautiful flowers look like a bulldog, with tiny ears and a protruding lower jaw. Purple Dead Nettle is not a popular edible or medicinal plant but is considered both. A member of the Mint Family, it has a square …

Purple Dead Nettle Control

Purple Dead Nettle Control

Source: University of Illinois Extension By Aaron Hager Splashes of color are becoming evident across the otherwise drab landscape in Illinois and other states. Purple is currently most common, but white and yellow soon will follow. The upper leaves of henbit lack petioles. The two winter annual weed species producing the purple patches are henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) and purple deadnettle ( L. purpureum ). Although close relatives taxonomically, henbit and purple deadnettle …

Dead Nettle Lamium Purple Dragon

Dead Nettle Lamium Purple Dragon

Purple dead-nettle ( lamium purpureum) is an extremely common lawn and roadside weed. It will carpet huge areas, and grow to be quite lush in fertile soil. It s a short-lived annual that will grow and flower even in the winter with mild temperatures. It s in the mint family, so it s a very mild mint - look closely at the stem and you can see it s square, or 4-sided, instead of round or cylindrical: Sometimes mint stems can be so hairy the best way to tell the stem is square …

Purple Dead Nettle in Tennessee

Purple Dead Nettle in Tennessee

Today I waded through the wet 60-degree grass to take a picture of two of the kale I planted back in October, picked in November and again in February and did not expect to pick again. But here it is rising from the Purple Dead Nettle, which I only just learned about, thanks to google images. The Purple Dead Nettle has taken over my little side garden where I successfully grew winter kale for the first time. If the kale didn’t rise above the Purple would you see it in this sea …

Dead Nettle Purple flowers

Dead Nettle Purple flowers

I often wonder about the hardiness of weeds and how some can thrive so easily in my garden, even in winter. As I work the raised beds this time of year, I try not to focus too much on the bigger task ahead of me – weeding the rows of invasive ground covers, like the one, above. From what I’ve read, Purple Dead Nettles (Lamium purpureum) thrives in fertile soil that has been worked. It’s a herbaceous flowering plant that is native to Europe and Asia, but one look at my garden rows …