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Lamium maculatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Lamium
Species: L. maculatum
Binomial name
Lamium maculatum

Lamium maculatum (also known as spotted white deadnettle and purple dragon) is a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native throughout Europe, growing in a variety of habitats from open grassland to woodland, generally on moist, fertile soils.


Lamium maculatum was depicted in a painting by Carl Linnaeus in the 18th century [1].

Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon' has unusually purple snapdragon-type flowers several times a year, over bright silver foliage with a green edge. Grows 4-8" tall in shaded or partially shaded areas in Australia. It tends to grow higher in spring while during the colder weather it is much flatter to the ground. If subjected to light frost, lamium maculatum will recover in spring as it enters its growth cycle.


A wide variety of cultivars have been developed, mainly for their coloured and varigated leaves.

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From Wikispecies

Lamium maculatum


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids I
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Lamioideae
Genus: Lamium
Species: Lamium maculatum


Lamium maculatum L.


  • Sp. pl. ed. 2, 2:809. 1763
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. [1]

Vernacular names

Deutsch: Gefleckte Taubnessel
Magyar: Foltos árvacsalán
Nederlands: Gevlekte dovenetel
Slovenščina: lisasta mrtva kopriva
Türkçe: Lekeli ballıbaba
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