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Lamiaceae (Mint) Family

formerly Labiatae

Characterized by plants with square stems, opposite or whorled leaf arrangement with crenate (scalloped) margins.

Turf weeds in this family have purple flowers; most are all perennials. Weeds in this family are typically considered "difficult-to-control".

Ground Ivy
Glechoma hederacea

Heal All
Prunella vulgaris


Lamium amplexicaule

Purple Deadnettle
Lamium purpureum

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