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Lamium maculatum

Lamium à feuilles panachées
Spotted Deadnettle

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

20-35 mm

Flowering months

February,

March,

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Elliptic,

Cordate

Height

to 60 cm

Description

A variable, hairy plant.

Grassy habitats, woodland margins, hedgerows, olive groves, banks and roadsides.

Flowers

The flowers are pinkish purple, upper lip is hooded, the lower lip is whitish, heart-shaped with purple splashes.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Cordate heart-shaped. Triangular, coarsely serrated and pointed, often with a light patch in centre.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: enclosed within the calyx.

Edible

Leaves: gathered before flowering, too hairy for salads, best cooked.

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