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8 most common species:
Lamium purpureum
Purple dead-nettle
Purple dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum) is an herbaceous annual weed, commonly found in meadows, wastes, gardens, and at the edges of roads and woodlands. Though it appears similar to true nettles, purple dead-nettle gets its name because it does not have "live" nettle poison that harms the skin. It originated in Asia and prefers environments with full sun.
Lamium amplexicaule
Henbit deadnettle
Henbit deadnettle is a very important part of the North American and Eurasian ecosystems, as it is utilized by bees and other pollinators as a source of nectar. Additionally, the seeds are favored by birds and the leaves, stems, and flowers are edible to humans either raw or cooked.
Lamium maculatum
Spotted Dead Nettles
Spotted Dead Nettles is most often known as a ground cover plant that does well in the shade. It has a habit of growing low to the ground in cold seasons and tall if conditions are warm. Although its name sounds sinister, the spotted Dead Nettles does not sting or burn like other nettles - hence the term ‘dead’ nettle. One cultivar of the species produces yellow leaves rather than the characteristic green-and-silver ones.
Lamium galeobdolon
Yellow archangel
Yellow archangel (Lamium galeobdolon) is a wildflower native to Europe. Yellow archangel is considered invasive in certain areas because it spreads rapidly. It is banned for sale in Washington state because it is considered a noxious weed in that region.
Lamium album
White deadnettle
White deadnettle (Lamium album) earns its common name from the fact that it superficially resembles the stinging nettle, but does not sting. The young greens are edible and have many culinary uses. In spring, white deadnettle produces small white flowers that are very attractive to pollinators, particularly bumblebees.
Lamium hybridum
Cut-leaved dead-nettle
Cut-leaved dead-nettle is an annual herb that flourishes in well-drained fertile soils. Cut-leaved dead-nettle is often mistaken for Red Dead-Nettle, with the crucial difference being the former's deeply toothed leaves. These deeper-cut teeth give rise to its common name—cut-leaved.
Lamium purpureum var. purpureum
Purple deadnettle
Lamium purpureum var. purpureum grows with square stems to 5 to 20 cm (rarely 30 cm) in height. The leaves have fine hairs, are green at the bottom and shade to purplish at the top; they are 2 to 4 cm long and broad, with a 1 to 2 cm petiole (leaf stalk), and wavy to serrated margins. The zygomorphic flowers are bright red-purple, with a top hood-like petal, two lower lip petal lobes and minute fang-like lobes between. The corolla shows a line of hairs near the base of the tube.
Lamium orvala
Balm-leaved archangel
Lamium orvala, known as balm-leaved archangel, is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to central eastern Europe (Austria, Italy, Hungary, Former Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Moldova).

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Purple dead-nettle
Lamium purpureum
Purple dead-nettle
Purple dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum) is an herbaceous annual weed, commonly found in meadows, wastes, gardens, and at the edges of roads and woodlands. Though it appears similar to true nettles, purple dead-nettle gets its name because it does not have "live" nettle poison that harms the skin. It originated in Asia and prefers environments with full sun.
Henbit deadnettle
Lamium amplexicaule
Henbit deadnettle
Henbit deadnettle is a very important part of the North American and Eurasian ecosystems, as it is utilized by bees and other pollinators as a source of nectar. Additionally, the seeds are favored by birds and the leaves, stems, and flowers are edible to humans either raw or cooked.
Spotted Dead Nettles
Lamium maculatum
Spotted Dead Nettles
Spotted Dead Nettles is most often known as a ground cover plant that does well in the shade. It has a habit of growing low to the ground in cold seasons and tall if conditions are warm. Although its name sounds sinister, the spotted Dead Nettles does not sting or burn like other nettles - hence the term ‘dead’ nettle. One cultivar of the species produces yellow leaves rather than the characteristic green-and-silver ones.
Yellow archangel
Lamium galeobdolon
Yellow archangel
Yellow archangel (Lamium galeobdolon) is a wildflower native to Europe. Yellow archangel is considered invasive in certain areas because it spreads rapidly. It is banned for sale in Washington state because it is considered a noxious weed in that region.
White deadnettle
Lamium album
White deadnettle
White deadnettle (Lamium album) earns its common name from the fact that it superficially resembles the stinging nettle, but does not sting. The young greens are edible and have many culinary uses. In spring, white deadnettle produces small white flowers that are very attractive to pollinators, particularly bumblebees.
Cut-leaved dead-nettle
Lamium hybridum
Cut-leaved dead-nettle
Cut-leaved dead-nettle is an annual herb that flourishes in well-drained fertile soils. Cut-leaved dead-nettle is often mistaken for Red Dead-Nettle, with the crucial difference being the former's deeply toothed leaves. These deeper-cut teeth give rise to its common name—cut-leaved.
Purple deadnettle
Lamium purpureum var. purpureum
Purple deadnettle
Lamium purpureum var. purpureum grows with square stems to 5 to 20 cm (rarely 30 cm) in height. The leaves have fine hairs, are green at the bottom and shade to purplish at the top; they are 2 to 4 cm long and broad, with a 1 to 2 cm petiole (leaf stalk), and wavy to serrated margins. The zygomorphic flowers are bright red-purple, with a top hood-like petal, two lower lip petal lobes and minute fang-like lobes between. The corolla shows a line of hairs near the base of the tube.
Balm-leaved archangel
Lamium orvala
Balm-leaved archangel
Lamium orvala, known as balm-leaved archangel, is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to central eastern Europe (Austria, Italy, Hungary, Former Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Moldova).
Lamium album subsp. barbatum
Lamium album subsp. barbatum
Lamium album subsp. barbatum
Lamium album subsp. barbatum is one of the two subspecies of White dead nettle (Lamium album). In Japan, where this variety primarily occurs, this plant is called Odoriko-so which means "dancers plant"; it was named so because it is shaped like a flower that resembles a dancer with a straw hat.
White deadnettle
Lamium album subsp. album
White deadnettle
White deadnettle is a fascinating plant with unique characteristics. Its white flowers and heart-shaped leaves create an enchanting display in gardens and woodland areas. Interestingly, white deadnettle is known to attract beneficial insects such as bees and butterflies, promoting pollination and biodiversity. Its ability to thrive in various soil conditions and its adaptability make it a versatile and valuable addition to landscapes.
Spotted dead nettle 'Elisabeth de Haas'
Lamium maculatum 'Elisabeth de Haas'
Spotted dead nettle 'Elisabeth de Haas'
Spotted dead nettle 'Elisabeth de Haas' is named for Elizabeth de Haas, a Dutch arts patron who settled in the UK and founded the Emery Walker Trust. This attractive Spotted dead nettle cultivar is distinctive for its gorgeous foliage which is silver-green variegated with gold and has a silver stripe that runs down the middle of each leaf. It has the mauve snapdragon-shaped flowers of its parent but grows them in greater density in between rows of spines and leaves. This free-growing plant needs little care and is a good low-maintenance garden performer.
Spotted dead nettle 'Chequers'
Lamium maculatum 'Chequers'
Spotted dead nettle 'Chequers'
Spotted dead nettle 'Chequers' features more abundant blooms of purple flowers than its parent spotted dead nettle. This hybrid is named Spotted dead nettle 'Chequers' after Chequers Court, a famous country house in England. It is an attractive perennial that is popular as garden ground cover.
Yellow archangel 'Hermann's Pride'
Lamium galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride'
Yellow archangel 'Hermann's Pride'
Yellow archangel 'Hermann's Pride' has variegated leaves that are silver with green veins. It has small, butter-yellow flowers and blooms in the early summer. This cultivar is commonly used in gardens due to its less aggressive nature as compared to its parent plant, Lamium galeobdolon.
Spotted dead nettle 'Purple Dragon'
Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon'
Spotted dead nettle 'Purple Dragon'
Spotted dead nettle 'Purple Dragon' is distinct for its large, bright, magenta flowers. A cultivar of Lamium maculatum, it gets its name from the unusual coloring and size of its blossoms, which are larger than those of other cultivars. Gardeners appreciate its suitability as ground cover in semi-shaded areas as well as its tolerance for drought.
Spotted dead nettle 'Beacon Silver'
Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver'
Spotted dead nettle 'Beacon Silver'
Spotted dead nettle 'Beacon Silver' is a Spotted dead nettle cultivar with purple-pink flowers and showy, heart-shaped silvery leaves with dark green edges. Thanks to its spreading growth habit and the color combination of flowers and leaves, spotted dead nettle 'Beacon Silver' makes a popular groundcover.
Spotted dead nettle 'White Nancy'
Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'
Spotted dead nettle 'White Nancy'
Spotted dead nettle 'White Nancy', a cultivar of Spotted dead nettle, is prized among gardeners for its showy, heart-shaped, silvery-white leaves and small white flowers. The silvery leaves with dark green edges are the most distinguishing characteristic of spotted dead nettle 'White Nancy'. The cultivar is more compact and smaller in size than its parent plant, and it is therefore commonly used as groundcover.
Spotted dead nettle 'Red Nancy'
Lamium maculatum 'Red Nancy'
Spotted dead nettle 'Red Nancy'
Spotted dead nettle 'Red Nancy' is distinct for its foliage, which is silvery green with darker green margins, and its deep pink flowers. A cultivar of Lamium maculatum, its name refers to its color and to the family of ‘Nancy’ cultivars to which it belongs. This plant tolerates drought and makes excellent ground cover in shady areas.
Spotted dead nettle 'Pink Pewter'
Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter'
Spotted dead nettle 'Pink Pewter'
Spotted dead nettle 'Pink Pewter' is so named because of the delicate pink color of its abundant late-spring flowers. The parent plant features darker violet-colored flowers that grow in far less profusion. This is a very simple to grow plant since it is highly resistant to pests and disease. It is a popular edging plant and also used for ground cover or to plant under shrubs.
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Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
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Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
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Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
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Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
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Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
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Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
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Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
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Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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8 most common species:
Lamium purpureum
Purple dead-nettle
Purple dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum) is an herbaceous annual weed, commonly found in meadows, wastes, gardens, and at the edges of roads and woodlands. Though it appears similar to true nettles, purple dead-nettle gets its name because it does not have "live" nettle poison that harms the skin. It originated in Asia and prefers environments with full sun.
Lamium amplexicaule
Henbit deadnettle
Henbit deadnettle is a very important part of the North American and Eurasian ecosystems, as it is utilized by bees and other pollinators as a source of nectar. Additionally, the seeds are favored by birds and the leaves, stems, and flowers are edible to humans either raw or cooked.
Lamium maculatum
Spotted Dead Nettles
Spotted Dead Nettles is most often known as a ground cover plant that does well in the shade. It has a habit of growing low to the ground in cold seasons and tall if conditions are warm. Although its name sounds sinister, the spotted Dead Nettles does not sting or burn like other nettles - hence the term ‘dead’ nettle. One cultivar of the species produces yellow leaves rather than the characteristic green-and-silver ones.
Lamium galeobdolon
Yellow archangel
Yellow archangel (Lamium galeobdolon) is a wildflower native to Europe. Yellow archangel is considered invasive in certain areas because it spreads rapidly. It is banned for sale in Washington state because it is considered a noxious weed in that region.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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