Red Deadnettle

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    Red Deadnettle @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

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    Red Deadnettle @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Red Deadnettle
Formal Name
Lamium purpureum
Alias
Red Deadnettle, Lamium purpureum
Habitat
Europe
Morph
biennial grass

Comment

Red Deadnettle (scientific name: Lamium purpureum) is a European origin, it is an overgrowth of of the family Lamiaceae.
It is a naturalized plant from Europe and we are planting it. The stem has a square cross section and a small, red-purple flower with lip shape circulates in the stem node.
It is about half the height of plant height, flower diameter, etc. from henbit dead-nettle of the same family.
It is similar to Shiso leaves edible leaves because it is a labiatae, the upper side is a purple color similar to reddish purple and the reverse side is green. The leaves are alive, there are veins on the leaves and wrinkles.
The flower language is "happiness of spring". "Lamium" in the genus name means "laimos (throat)" in Latin, because the tubular part of the corolla is long and looks like a throat. "Species purple" is a Latin word meaning "purple".

Common name: Red Deadnettle, Scientific name:Lamium purpureum, aka Red Deadnettle, Three Grass, Place of Origin: Europe, Environment: field, Plant height: 10 to 25 cm, leave order:oposite, leaves color: green with the upper part being purple, leaf height: 1.5 to 3 cm, leaf margin: saw tooth, Symmetrical flower, round flower inflorescence, corolla: lip shape, Flowering period: February to May, flower color: red purple, flower diameter: 1cm.

Detailed information

Order
Lamiales
Family
Lamiaceae
Genus
Lamium
Species
L. purpureum
Flower language
Happy Spring (Feb 09)
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Verticillaster
Petal shape
Labiate
Leaf type
Cordate
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Plain/fleet
Color
Red, Violet
Season
FebMarAprMay
Height
10 ~ 25 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 1

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