Taxon  Report   4562    
Lamium purpureum  L.
Henbit,  Purple dead nettle, Purple deadnettle
Lamium purpureum
© 2002 Jennifer Forman
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Lamium purpureum
© 2006 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Lamium purpureum
© 2008 Keir Morse
Lamium purpureum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Lamium purpureum
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Lamium
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lamium purpureum var. purpureum
More information about  Lamium purpureum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).