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Lamium purpureum

Lamium purpureum

Lamium purpureum, commonly known as red dead-nettle, purple dead-nettle or red henbit, is a medicinal annual herbaceous belonging to the Lamiaceae family. The bushy, hollow stems bear simple, hairy and heart-shaped leaves with distinct sunken veins. The flowers are purple, tubular and hermaphrodite and bloom between May and October to produce One-seeded nutlets.

Common Namered dead-nettle/
purple dead-nettle/
red henbit
Botanical nameLamium purpureum
Life CycleAnnual
Basic ColourPurple
Height5 -> 30 cm
Meadows, Woodlands
Altitude0 – 2000 m
Bloom TimeMay -> October
Plant TypeHerb, Medicinal,
Fruit TypeSchisocarp
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Used PartsWhole plant
Plant UsesMedicine , Culinary
Fibers, tannins, mucilage
USDA Zone5 (-29), 6 (-23),
7 (-17), 8 (-12),
9 (-7), 10 (-1)
Sun ExposureSun, Part shade
Soil pHAcidic, Alkaline,
Soil MoistureMoist
Soil Type Sandy, Silty, Clayey
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by layering, Self sows
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