(First upload on June 12 2015. Last on June 18 2019) [ 日本語 | English ]

Lamium maculatum L.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Lamium L. (オドリコソウ)
Madaraodorikosou* (マダラオドリコソウ, 斑踊子草), spotted deadnettle, spotted henbit, purple dragon or cut-leaved deadnettle (* tentative translation)
Lifeform: evergreen, prostrate, spreading, perennial forb
Distribution: throughout north Africa, Europe and temperate Asia (exotic to Japan)
Habitat: sunny to partly shaded (escaped)
Synonyms: many
Cultivars: many represented by Beacon Silver, Ghost, Pink Nancy, Roseum, Shell Pink, and Purple Dragon
Use: vegetable, and herb tea

Lamium maculatum in Hokkaido

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[1-3] at a roadside on N19/E4, East Ward, Sapporo, on May 21 2015. [4] near JR Shintoku Station, central Hokkaido, on April 20 2018. [5] in a small flower garden near JR Kushiro Station, eastern Hokkaido, on June 5 2019.

cv. Beacon Silver

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[1-3] adjacent to Tonden windbreak forest, North Ward, Sapporo, on July 4 2020.