Lamiaceae
Lamium purpureum

Purple Dead-Nettle

Decumbent to erect, hairy to smooth. Square stems are branched from base. Leaves opposite, middle and upper with short petioles, round to egg-shaped, with heart-shaped base, toothed. Flowers under leaves, upper lip hood-shaped, lower lip with 3 small lobes. Pink to purple, often with spots. Grows in disturbed soils, meadows, gardens, at low elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring And Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 4--12 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow, Disturbed
  • Found In: Mt. Rainier NP, West Gorge, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: No