Purple Deadnettle

Purple Deadnettle

Common name: Purple Deadnettle

Latin name: Lamium purpureum L.

Family: Lamiaceae

Life Cycle: Annual

Type: Broadleaf

Description: Square-stemmed, low-growing winter annual weed with pubescent, triangular-ovate leaves and toothed margins. Pinkish to reddish purple flowers in dense whorls subtended by leaf-like bracts. Sometimes confused with Henbit, but Purple deadnettle is much less common.