Dead Nettle
Lamium maculatum
Lamiaceae (Mint) Family

Plant is an upright annual. Its preferred habitat is yards, roadsides, and waste areas. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are opposite on the stem, consists of one whole part, stalked, triangular to lance-like in form, tapers to a long or short point. The margins are toothed and the base is heart-shaped to truncate.

The flowers are clusters in the leaf/stem axil. Each flower is subtended by stalked, drooping leaves. The calyx is symmetrical in form, 5-lobed. The corolla is lavender, with the lower lip spotted with darker purple; 4 stamens. Flowers occur in the spring.

Fruit is schizocarp.

Previous Page     Return to Index     Next Page