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Lamium purpureum

Purple Deadnettle

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

5 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Cordate,

Whorled

Height

to 20 cm

Description

Habitat: meadows, forests and roadsides.

Flowers

The flowers are a dull pink and grow in the leaf axils at the top of the plant. The flower has a hood with a lip split in 2 rounded parts, speckled near the throat.

Leaves

Cordate heart-shaped, Whorled cluster of leaves encircle the stem. Stem leaves: hairy, stalked, heart-shaped, margins undulated or serrated.
Top leaves: a tight cluster circling the stem, heart-shaped, with tiny stalks.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: enclosed within the calyx.

Edible

Hairy, best used in soups or stir-fries.

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