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Spotted Dead Nettle

HERE is an old friend of the cottage garden. What is it--a species or a variety? And if a variety, what name does the species bear? In the opinion of the writer Lamium purpureum (the purple dead-nettle), L. album (the white dead-nettle), and the plant before us are but forms of one and the same species. But as they differ in habits and aspects, so also they differ in constitution. The first is an annual with broadish heart-shaped leaves and rosy-purple flowers; the second is a perennial with heart-shaped leaves, more pointed than the other, and white flowers; the third, which is here figured, has leaves of the same form as the last, but spotted with white, and the flowers are purple and some-what showy. Seen in a large patch in a rustic garden it makes a goodly show, and the grand gardener occasionally takes it in hand to give colour to the rockery or to form an edging.

A handsome near relative of this dead-nettle is a plant with bright yellow flowers and quite stately habit of growth. It is the yellow lamium (Galeobdolon luteum), also known as yellow weasel-snout and archangel. For the mixed border and rockery it is a very proper plant, and, though a true native, is, as such, a rarity, and therefore readily obtainable only by purchase. There are other good garden plants of the class--as, for example, Lamium garganicum, the Gargano dead-nettle, a pretty plant, producing bold whorls of purplish flowers; and L. orvala, a distinct red dead-nettle, native of the south of Europe.


"Onto better topics"

2007-04-30 09:27:02 by potpourri

Yeah, too many examples and pissy things go on that were bad enough at the time, so am not in the mood to rehash this Monday morning!
Yeah plants are always better the second time around. I'm surprised you didn't get more from the chamomile. It's an annual that self seeds like crazy. I only brought one with me to the new place from the apartment, because I know this time next year, there'll be a colony of cham seedlings around this one parent. I kept some of mostly everything in pots so they were easy to move. But some things I had to unearth and repot, and a few really didn't like it, like motherwort, because they were in full bloom when I did it


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