spotted deadnettle USDA PLANTS Symbol: LAMA
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Lamium maculatum L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Lamiales: Lamiaceae
Synonym(s): spotted henbit
Native Range: Europe and Asia (BAIL);

Lamium maculatum is a medium-sized, semi-evergreen, herbaceous perennial. It is a groundcover that matures at about 10 in. (25.4 cm) tall by 1.5 ft. (0.46 m) wide.
Spotted deadnettle is a light green that the leaves are opposite, ovate, and crenate entire plant slowly dies back to the crown during late Autumn and early Winter (evergreen in Southern climates).
This plant’s color is a pink, dark lavender, or white, depending upon cultivar. The flowering appears heavily in May and June and sporadically thereafter, sometimes with a minor flush in early Autumn. Numerous clusters of small flowers occur at each node and the stem terminals.
The fruit is a brown color and ornamentally inconspicuous.
Ecological Threat
Lamium maculatum can form a dense mound that overtakes ground area. It is native to Eurasia.

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Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft.,
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Flower(s); habitat
Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft.,
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Flower(s); Flowers and foliage
William M. Ciesla, Forest Health Management International,
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit

State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Antietam National Battlefield (Maryland)

Invasive Listing Sources:
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005