Dead Nettle Red Nancy

Lamium maculatam Red Nancy
dead nettlen.

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.]

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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; some having medicinal properties; some are pestsgenus Stachys, Stachys - large genus of usually woolly or hairy herbs or subshrubs or shrubs; temperate eastern hemisphere; tropical Australasia
2. dead nettle - any of various plants of the genus Lamium having clusters of small usually purplish flowers with two lipsherb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
3. dead nettle - coarse bristly Eurasian plant with white or reddish flowers and foliage resembling that of a nettle; common as a weed in United Statesherb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
4. dead nettle - a plants of the genus Pilea having drooping green flower clusters and smooth translucent stems and leaves

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2009-04-07 19:12:13 by -WEEDS-

I googled mint and found a photo of your top photo. It was linked to a blog. I have no association with said blog, but here's what it said:
One of the true signs of spring is when the fields become misted with purple, like this one in Adams County. These purple pastures are the work of Purple Dead-nettle, Lamium purpureum, a non-native Eurasian weed in the mint family. It is quite ubiquitous, and I'm sure you've seen it. It is at its showiest when vast quantities cloak the fallow spring fields.
Like most mints, even weedy non-native ones, Purple Dead-nettle is quite striking upon close inspection


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