Scientific Name - Lamium amplexicaule L.
Family - Labiatae

Sparsely-hairy winter annual with greenish to purplish, tender, four-sided stems. Similar in appearance to purple deadnettle but upper leaves lack petioles. Leaves opposite, broadly egg-shaped with bluntly toothed margins, and prominent veins on underside. Flowers, reddish-purple with darker coloring in spots on lower petal, arranged in whorls. Reproduces by seed. Found throughout most North America. Also occurs in the West Indies, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.