Purple Deadnettle

Scientific Name - Lamium purpureum L.
Family - Labiatae

Sparsely-hairy winter annual with greenish to purplish, tender, four-sided stems. Leaves opposite, broadly egg-shaped with bluntly toothed margins. Lower leaves on long petioles, upper leaves on short petioles ( as opposed to no petioles on upper leaves of henbit). Leaves often reddish or purplish tinged. Flowers, reddish purple with darker coloring in spots on lower petal, arranged in whorls. Reproduces by seed. Found in most of the United States except for the Rocky Mountains. Also found in Canada, Greenland, Europe, and Asia.