Etymology: Lamium: the ancient Latin name for the mints
Plants: erect, annual/biennial, 2"-14" tall forb, aromatic; stems square
Flowers: pink, 5-parted, 5/8" long, ; blooms April-Oct.
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"