Purple Archangel

This plant is ubiquitous in our garden, the ultimate survivor which spreads rapidly in some areas every year. The patches are quite pleasing, with green variegated leaves all year and splashes of purple flower in spring/summer. But get in close and it’s magnificent!

dead nettle

The posh name is lamium purpureum, and the popular name is dead nettle, due to its resemblance to the common nettle but lack of a sting. With such close-up beauty, its third name, purple archangel, seems far more appropriate!

One thought on “Purple Archangel

  1. This flower grew in many roadside areas back in Newfoundland. I have also seen them here in Alberta. It’s such a pretty flower – kind of reminds me a bit of snapdragons as well. Beautiful photos.

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