Lamium purpureum L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Caochneantóg dhearg

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Lamium purpureum L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 02 Dec 2021'

General Information

"Annual from a short taproot, often branched at base, decumbent or nearly prostrate, inconspicuously hairy, the stems 1–4 dm; lvs all petiolate, crenate or crenate-serrate, the lower with rotund-cordate or broader blade 0.7–3 cm and separated by 1–3 very elongate internodes from the several more ovate-cordate, closely crowded, shorter-petiolate, and eventually smaller upper pairs which subtend the verticils of fls; cal 5–6 mm, with firm, unequal, somewhat divaricate slender lobes about as long as the tube; cor pink-purple, mostly 1–1.5 cm, the tube straight, hairy outside and with a ring of hairs inside near the base; upper lip 2–4 mm; 2n=18. Native of Eurasia, now established as an occasional weed in fields, gardens, and waste places throughout much of our range and elsewhere in Amer. Apr.–Oct."

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    10–25 cm hoch. Blätter herzförmig, gestielt, stumpf gezähnt, zerstreut behaart, 1–2,5 cm lang und fast ebenso breit, oft violett überlaufen. Blüten in 6–10blütigen, quirligen Teilblütenständen in den oberen Blattwinkeln. Krone ca. 1 cm lang, purpurn, k

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    (1–)3–10(–12). Äcker, Gärten, Weinberge, kollin-subalpin. CH.

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    Nationally Preferred Names

    Caochneantóg dheargIrishIE
    Red dead-nettleEnglishIE

    Other Local Names

    Blind nyanthogueEnglishIE
    Neanntóg chaochIrishIE
    Neantóg caochIrishIE
    Urticla morta cotschnaRaeto-RomanceCH
    Red archangelEnglishIE
    Neanntóg mharbhIrishIE
    Neanntóg dheargIrishIE
    Neanntóg MhuireIrishIE
    Neantóg chaoch dheargIrishIE
    Lamier rougeFrenchCH
    Falsa ortica purpureaItalianCH


    • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."
    • 2 Flora Helvetica, Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz. K. Lauber, G. Wagner, A. Gygax, Haupt Verlag, 2018. ISBN-978-3-258-08047-5
    • 3 Sp. Pl.

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    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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