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Is this Purple Archangel

Rella Mar 4, 2012 07:08 AM

This is growing all over -
It doesn't have any odor

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  1. meatn3 RE: Rella Mar 5, 2012 09:37 AM

    Sure looks like it, but it would be helpful to have a closer shot of the flower.

    If you are thinking of eating it I'd bring some by the cooperative extension office just to be sure.

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      sparrowgrass RE: Rella Mar 5, 2012 09:45 AM

      You got the extension office right here! It is red dead nettle, (lamium pupurium) a spring weed. It disappears as soon as the weather heats up.

      I have never heard of purple archangel, but it could be a common name. It is a very common weed here in MO, but not worrisome, because it only appears for a short time. There are also some cultivated varieties that are more persistent.

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        Rella RE: sparrowgrass Mar 5, 2012 09:50 AM

        Thanks all.


        I see that

        Red Deadnettle, Purple Deadnettle, or Purple Archangel and

        Lamium purpureum

        are all names for it.

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