lamium maculatum

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Related to lamium maculatum: Tiarella cordifolia
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dead nettle

dead nettle

not related to nettle Name comes from looking like stinging nettle but without sting. Not related to nettle. In mint family, square stem. Leaves and flowers can be eaten raw. Used as blood purifier, for menstrual, eyewash, bladder, kidney. Flower tea used for bronchial problems. Roots used for BPH prostate, kidney, gastrointestinal. Studies underway for Hep.C (liver). Spotted Dead Nettle has a silver marking on the center of each leaf. Flowers look like purple-pink snapdragons with upper and lower lips.
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Ajuga, the bugle, with blue flowers in spring and summer Bergenia, the winter-flowering 'pigsqueak' with elephant-ear leaves and pink blooms Brunnera or Anchusa, with small blue May flowers Euphorbia robbiae, one of the cultivated spurges, flowering yellow or green, also in May Hostas, one of the most effective shade plants with variegated and white or mauve flowers Iris foetidissima, with purple flowers in June and red seeds Lamium maculatum, one of the dead-nettles but attractive for all that.
Lamium maculatum "White Nancy", "Pink Nancy" and "Silver Beacon" form dense mats of spreading foliage, prettily variegated with silvery white.
Lamium Maculatum forms a dense semi-evergreen mat that hugs the ground and smothers weeds.
This year, snowy white 'Maureen' and maroon 'Queen of the Night' tulips echoed a backdrop of plum-colored Loropetalum chinense, flowing in a ribbon between rows of existing shrubs and perennials such as Ballota pseudodictamnus and Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'.
They left wide strips between large (2- by 2 1/2-foot) slabs of Arizona flagstone for planting, and filled the spaces with giant ajuga and Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'.
They include basket-of-gold (Aurinia saxatilis), dead nettle (Lamium maculatum), diascia, evergreen candytuft (Iberis sempervirens), geranium, nepeta, rockcress (Arabis), Santa Barbara daisy (Erigeron karvinskianus), Serbian bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana), and Swan River daisy (Brachycome multifida).