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Lamium purpureum (Falsa ortica)

Red Deadnettle or Purple Deadnettle (Lamium purpureum) is a herbaceous flowering plant native to Europe and Asia.It grows to 5-20 cm (rarely 30 cm) in height. The leaves are green at the bottom and shade to purplish at the top; they are 2-4 cm long and broad, with a 1-2 cm petiole (leaf stalk), and wavy to serrated margins.The flowers are bright red-purple, and may be produced throughout the year, including mild weather in winte

 

Il lamium purpureum (in volgare làmio porporino o falsa ortica porporina) è una graziosa piantina spontanea, alta pochi decimetri, le cui foglie pelose vanno dal verde della base al porpora della parte terminale, con fiori concolori brillanti e maculati.

 

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Taken on April 6, 2010