spotted deadnettle, spotted henbit
- Lamium maculatum is a medium-sized, semi-evergreen, herbaceous perennial. It is a groundcover that matures at about 10 in. (25.4 cm) tall by 1.5 ft. (0.46 m) wide.
- Spotted deadnettle is a light green that the leaves are opposite, ovate, and crenate entire plant slowly dies back to the crown during late Autumn and early Winter (evergreen in Southern climates).
- This plant’s color is a pink, dark lavender, or white, depending upon cultivar. The flowering appears heavily in May and June and sporadically thereafter, sometimes with a minor flush in early Autumn. Numerous clusters of small flowers occur at each node and the stem terminals.
- The fruit is a brown color and ornamentally inconspicuous.
- Ecological Threat
- Lamium maculatum can form a dense mound that overtakes ground area. It is native to Eurasia.
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