Lamium amplexicaule* /Mint Family
March 13, 2005
This Mint family member is a very common roadside and yard weed. It looks similar to Dead Nettle. Note the tiny purple hairs on the upper part of the flowers and the nectar guides which show the pollinators where to find their food (note the pistil and stamens under the round cap). When I was little we called these "Turtleheads". These were blooming in Oak Ridge.
Where seen:Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP, widespread