This plant is also known as purple dead-nettle and purple archangel. Purple dead nettle is one of the plants covered in my gather + root online foraging course! Stinging Nettle. I once thought of dead nettle only as a horrible weed we needed to pull, but I now understand how useful it is. The Purple Dead Nettle (dead in this case means not stinging) has more triangular shaped leaves that grow in a big clumps. The leaves appear in an oval, jagged shape and grow off of long, squarish stems. Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’ is a shade-loving perennial, highly valued for its drought tolerance and ability to form a bright carpet of silver foliage, with rich pink blooms in spring and summer. Spotted deadnettle, Lamium maculatum, is one of about 50 species in the type genus for the mint family (Lamiaceae) native to Europe, temperate western Asia and North Africa.The common name of “deadnettle” refers to the resemblance of the leaves to stinging nettles, but without the sting (therefore “dead”). Dead nettle, sometimes referred to as purple dead nettle, (Lamium purpureum) is all over our yard this spring. Edible Uses of Purple Dead Nettle. I looked it up on ASPCA's list of poisonous plants and couldn't find it there, and not present on another 2 lists also, so I will assume not poisonous, but I'm not a plant expert, nor a veterinarian. Dead-nettle's reported to be highly nutritious, abundant in iron, vitamins, and fiber. I looked it up on ASPCA's list of poisonous plants and couldn't find it there, and not present on another 2 lists also, so I will assume not poisonous, but I'm not a plant expert, nor a veterinarian. Diagnosis of Stinging Nettle Poisoning in Dogs If your pet has returned from an off leash walk and is displaying signs of stinging nettle poisoning, or you have witnessed him coming into contact with this pain-inflicting plant it is a good idea to make a visit to the veterinary clinic in order to provide your pet with relief and to avoid further health complications. Not only do bees seem to prefer it over other plants, but it is one of the first plants to flower in the spring. His vet treated him for two months with no real diagnosis. In other words, the stinging aspect of the plant is dead.

plants. Purple dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum) is a herbaceous flowering plant that grows around Europe and Asia.The leaves have fine hairs with the color of green at the bottom and purplish shade at the top. Alternate names. Purple dead nettle, Lamium purpureum, is a small plant with reddish purple leaves.