Red Dead Nettle weed

Red Dead Nettle weed

Red Dead-Nettle; Lamium purpureum L. Mint Family; LABIAT (LAMIACE) Red Dead-Nettle is a naturalized, weedy, mint-like annual herb with hollow square stems, and softly hairy leaves in opposite pairs. The plant s upper portion is tinted purplish. Little pink-purple flowers from 1/3 to 2/3 inches long cluster tightly at the ends of the stems. The seedlings usually begin life in autumn or winter, then commence flowering early in spring. As soon as the seeds ripen the plants dry up …

Herbaceous plants red

Herbaceous plants red

Flower - Pale pink, pale purple with red to purple center, 6 inches wide.

Lamium purpureum Red Dead Nettle

Lamium purpureum Red Dead Nettle

It is spring and Red Dead-nettles ( Lamium purpureum ) are nearly everywhere – in gardens, in cracks in the pavement and on the allotment. In a mild spring these pretty flowers can start appearing as early as February and they can continue throughout the spring and summer and into autumn. To many the Red Dead-nettle (also known as Purple Dead-nettle, Badman, Badman’s Posies, Sweet Archangel or Red Archangel) is a rampant weed and it is certainly good at seeding and producing more …

Red Dead Nettle plant

Red Dead Nettle plant

Leaves and Stem The leaves are somewhat ‘soft’ to the touch – with many hairs present (see photo at bottom of page). They have a number of rounded teeth along the leaf margin. The leaves are not dissimilar in shape to those of the common or stinging nettle. The veins on the leaf are quite pronounced. The leaves occur in pairs – opposite to each other. Each successive pair is set at right angles to the previous pair – see image below. The bracts which surround / subtend the flowers …

Red Dead Nettle Description

Red Dead Nettle Description

Spring is edging nearer, and I am itching to get into the full swing of foraging. The biting cold, though, keeps me close to home. Thankfully, our landlords are homesteaders themselves, so I have only to step out into my yard for the first foraging opportunities of the season. The urban yard is particularly great for finding early pot herbs. These plants have been storing nutrition throughout the winter, and they take the first chance they find to pop through their protective …

Red dead nettle edible

Red dead nettle edible

Share it! Red Dead-nettle, Lamium purpureum, is a common plant of country tracks and hedgerows. It is often found on or near farmland and sometimes described as an arable weed. Similar to other dead-nettles it has toothed, heart-shaped leaves. Red Dead-nettle, however, bears much less resemblance to its namesake Stinging Nettle, Urtica diocia , than White Dead-nettle does. The leaves of Red Dead-nettle often have a purple-grey tinge to them. The stem has a square cross-section …

Red Dead nettle flowers Pictures

Red Dead nettle flowers Pictures

Also known as purple archangel – though the name is usually used for the yellow-flowered L. galeobdolon . This powerful name came from the Latin archangelica , recorded as early as the 10th century, which also covered other Lamium species and was later applied to the plant now called Angelica, which everyone knows from the candied stalks. For the latter, it was said that an angel revealed its medicinal value against epidemic infectious diseases, but the origin of the other angelic …

Dead Nettle Red Nancy

Dead Nettle Red Nancy

Dead nettle n. Any of several weedy plants of the genus Lamium, native to Eurasia and northern Africa and having clusters of small, usually purplish flowers with two lips. [ So called because it looks like a nettle but does not sting .] Thesaurus Legend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms Noun 1. dead nettle - foul-smelling perennial Eurasiatic herb with a green creeping rhizomeherb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; …

Red Dead Nettle Habitat

Red Dead Nettle Habitat

Philip Precey About Red Dead-nettle is a common plant of roadside verges, waste grounds and field edges - anywhere the ground has been disturbed or cultivated. Like Yellow Archangel and other members of the dead -nettle family, it doesn t have stinging leaves. Its crimson flowers appear from March to October. How to identify Looking similar to a Stinging Nettle, Red Dead-nettle is a downy annual with heart-shaped, toothed leaves and reddish, square stems. Dense whorls of pinky-red …