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Purple dead-nettle

Lamium purpureum


Lamium purpureum, a common spring flowering plant known as purple dead-nettle, red dead-nettle, red henbit or purple archangel, is a herbaceous flowering plant native to Europe and Asia. One of the most distinctive characteristics of Purple dead-nettle is the purple tint of the young leaves at the top of the stem, see photo 2. It grows to up to 20 cm in height. The leaves have fine hairs and wavy to serrated margins. It has pink to purple flowers.


Observed in Hacıosman korusu, a park/small forest of mixed species located to the north of the European side of Istanbul. It was groing in large patches all along the dirt path, Approx. Elevation 100 m.

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Mustafa Rustom
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Mustafa Rustom

Marmara Bölgesi, Turkey

Spotted on Mar 5, 2015
Submitted on Apr 15, 2018

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