Saturday, November 3, 2012

Purple Archangel

This is a Purple Archangel plant, also known as Red Deadnettle, Purple Deadnettle, or Purple Archangel (Lamium purpureum). This is why it is so tricky to identify plants, or one of the reasons. Why do there need to be so many names?

Purple Archangel fact:
Though superficially similar to a nettle in appearance, it is not related and does not sting, hence the name "deadnettle".

Other facts about Archangels:
Archangel was the name of a TV movie in 2005 starring Daniel Craig
An archangel is an angel of high rank. 
Metatron (no not Megatron) is an archangel and played by Alan Rickman in the 1999 film Dogma

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