Lamium maculatum L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Lamium maculatum L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Rhizomatous perennial, lax and tending to creep at the base, 1.5–7 dm, somewhat hirsute; lvs all petiolate, with cordate-ovate or triangular-ovate, crenate- serrate blade 1.5–6 × 1–5 cm, generally with an irregular broad white stripe about the midvein; verticils several, less crowded than in no. 3 [Lamium purpureum L.], the lower subtended by full-sized lvs, the upper by smaller and less petiolate ones; cal 5–10 mm, with firm, unequal, somewhat divaricate slender lobes; cor pink-purple (white), 2–3 cm, the tube curved, hairy outside and with a ring of hairs inside, the upper lip 7–12 mm, the lateral lobes each with a single terminal tooth; 2n=18. Native of Europe and adj. Asia, escaped from cult. on roadsides and waste places; e. Can. to Va. and W.Va. Apr.–Sept.

  • Common Names

    spotted dead nettle