Taxon: Lamium purpureum L.

Genus: Lamium
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Lamioideae
Tribe: Lamieae
Nomen number: 21419
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:579. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 19-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 31-Dec-2001
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Other conspecific taxa:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal Madeira Islands; Spain Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Lebanon ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czechoslovakia ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria ; Former Yugoslavia ; Greece Crete; Italy ; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized


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  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland The CIBA-GEIGY Weed Tables. 1974 (Weed TabCIBA)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
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  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  • University of Texas Herbarium The mints of Texas (on-line resource). 2000- (Mints Texas)

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