purple dead-nettle, red dead-nettle
Etymology: Lamium: the ancient Latin name for the mints
Plants: annual forb, aromatic; stems square
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos 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"