Lamium purpureum L.
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Lamium purpureum, Purple deadnettle
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Lamium purpureum, Purple deadnettle

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Lamium purpureum
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Lamium purpureum

Lamium purpureum
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Lamium purpureum

Lamium purpureum
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Lamium purpureum

Lamium purpureum
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Lamium purpureum

Lamium purpureum
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Lamium purpureum
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Lamiaceae  Lamium purpureum @ I_JP (1)

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Coccinellidae  Coccinella septempunctata @ I_LB (11)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe galeopsidis @ BPI (9)

Oidium erysiphoides @ BPI (3)

Oidium fusisporioides @ BPI (1)

Oidium lamii @ BPI (1)
Lamiaceae  Lamium purpureum @ I_JP (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Ovularia lamii @ BPI (1)

Ramularia lamiicola @ BPI (2)

Septoria lamii @ BPI (7)
Peronosporaceae  Peronospora lamii @ BPI (25)
_  bombus @ I_JP (4)

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Lamium purpureum L. Purple Deadnettle
Lamiaceae — Mint family
Lamium purpureum
The backyard
March 2002 Lamium purpureum
Tweed's Park
April 2011

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Lamium purpureum L.
purple deadnettle

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General Information
Symbol: LAPU2
Group: Dicot
Family: Lamiaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   I
GL   I
L48   I
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae ⁄ Labiatae – Mint family
Genus Lamium L. – deadnettle
Species Lamium purpureum L. – purple deadnettle

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Lamium purpureum . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Lamium purpureum</i>
L. var. <i>
(Willd.) Pers.
Lamium purpureum var. incisum
purple deadnettle Distribution of <i>
Lamium purpureum</i>
L. var. <i>
purpureum </i>
Lamium purpureum var. purpureum
purple deadnettle

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U.S. Weed Information
Lamium purpureum purple deadnettle red deadnettle This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
WSWS Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al.. 1996. Weeds of the West . Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming.

Wetland Status

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University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (LAPU2)
University of Washington Burke Museum (LAPU2)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (LAPU2)
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