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Plant Identification: SOLVED: This plant is taking over my yard!

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stirgy
Philadelphia, PA

April 28, 2013
11:08 PM

Post #9500670

Hi. I'm in South-eastern Pennsylvania. This 10-12" plant has propagated all over our backyard. some leaves on the stalk, about 12 leaves at the top with small purple flowers. weak roots, easy to pull out. no distinctive aroma.

Any help in identifying this plant would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Ithiel
Detroit, MI
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2013
11:15 PM

Post #9500671

Looks like Lamium purpureum, red deadnettle. A very common weed in your area and much of the rest of North America.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

April 29, 2013
6:04 AM

Post #9500858

absolutely correct. It'll yellow and die back soon but beware the seeds left behind.
stirgy
Philadelphia, PA

April 29, 2013
4:24 PM

Post #9501717

Thanks for the help

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