What is this “weed”

Asked April 2, 2020, 11:45 AM EDT

This is blooming in weedy areas in our neighborhood. Can you identify it? Thanks! Ruth

Anne Arundel County Maryland

1 Response

Hello. This is called deadnettle (Lamium purpureum). Here is a link to our page about it and how to manage it in a lawn, https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/deadnettle.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden also has a good article about this plant, https://www.bbg.org/news/purple_deadnettle

Christa