Here's a little alien beauty. I got good pictures of it in Alabama, but it grows pretty much everywhere in the East.
Yes, this is closely related to the deadnettle you plant in your gardens. This is Lamium amplexicaule. It's a dainty little thing. The plants are about 8 inches tall and each blossom is maybe a half inch long. It will carpet whole lawns or fields in spring.
But look closely. It's gorgeous! And the leaves are supposedly edible. I'll have to try that when (and if) we ever get spring here.
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