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Lamiaceas - Lamium Hybridum 1 (1024x680)

Observed: 13th January 2013 By: fransjemanfransjeman’s reputation in Plantsfransjeman’s reputation in Plantsfransjeman’s reputation in Plantsfransjeman’s reputation in Plants
Lamiaceas - Lamium Hybridum 1 (1024x680)
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Description:

Height around 10cm. Brown leaves on top only. Flower about 1cm long

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Red Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum) interacts

Comments

fransjeman's picture

I have hesitated a lot

I have hesitated a lot between both and apparenty I am wrong but as I still had a doubt, I went back to take picture of the rest of the plant to show the leaves and the number of them, as L.Purpureum should have alomst no leaves in the rest of the stem, which is not the case here and also a picture of the inside of flower, as Purpurens should show a ring of hairs (insn't it ?). I can't see it. Therefore I would appreciate firther explanation.
Thanks

cicuta58's picture

Leaves

I don't think there is any significant difference in the leafiness of the 2 species. According to Sell and Murrell, either can have hairs in the corolla throat or not, so it is not a useful character. If present they would be 1-2mm from the base, so probably further down than you have shown. The degree of leaf incision is the main character along with L. hybridum having less prominent flowers.

cicuta58