SOLVED: This plant is taking over my yard!

Philadelphia, PA

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.


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Dearborn Heights, MI(Zone 6b)

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

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

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

Philadelphia, PA

Thanks for the help

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