Purple Dead Nettle Purple Dead Nettle Another early spring wildflower, resembling plants in the mint family but not related in any way to mint or to nettles, though someone thought so at some point in history and named it a “dead” nettle because it didn’t sting as real nettles do. That’s fine with me concerning this low-growing very early plant that nearly covers some areas of open soil in my garden already, but a small violet flower that appears to have its mouth fully open as if singing to the sunshine with all its heart, and with a purple cast of fine hairs all over its smaller leaves and around the edges of its older leaves; to see it from human height is perhaps to see a nuisance, but to come down to the level of purple dead nettle and see its details is to see a spring wonder. Once I start to plant, heaps of them will fill the compost bin, but for now, in bright sun and mild temperatures I find its colorful glory welcome. . . . . . . . Follow me on Instagram. Visit my photography galleries on Portraits of Animals. All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, visit my galleries of Photography on Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit “Custom Prints” for availability and terms. I'll be more than happy to make a print for you. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation The Yard PantherVintage Daffodils Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.