Red Deadnettle

Lamium purpureum

  • Red Deadnettle
  • Red Deadnettle
  • Red Deadnettle
  • Red Deadnettle
  • Red Deadnettle
  • Red Deadnettle
  • Red Deadnettle
  • Red Deadnettle
  • Red Deadnettle
  • Red Deadnettle
  • Flower name
    Red Deadnettle
  • Scientific name
    Lamium purpureum
  • Aliasサンガイグサ, 姫踊子草, 三階草, Red Deadnettle, Lamium purpureum
  • Place of originEurope
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonFebruary, March, April, May
  • Language of flowersHappy Spring

What is Red Deadnettle

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.


  • Eye
    Lamiales
  • Family
    Lamiaceae
  • Genus
    Lamium
  • Species
    L. purpureum
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cymose inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Lip shaped
  • Leaf type
    heart-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typebiennial grass
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 25.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.0 cm

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