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Red dead nettle (Lamium purpureum) foliage is cordate (heart-shaped), hairy, and has distinctly sunken veins.

Red dead nettle (Lamium purpureum) foliage

The image below shows red dead nettle growing up through common chickweed.  Notice how alternating pairs of leaves develop at right angles to each other.  This is a common characteristic of plants in the mint family.

Red dead nettle (Lamium purpureum) foliage

Red dead nettle (Lamium purpureum) foliage

The upper leaves of most plants are purple in color (hence the common name).

Red dead nettle (Lamium purpureum) foliage

Red dead nettle (Lamium purpureum) foliage


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