from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of labiate plants of the tribe Stachydeæ, type of the subtribe Lamieæ, with nearly equal, not acerose calyx-teeth, the corolla-tube rarely exserted, the anther-cells generally parallel, and the nutlets angled and truncated at the apex.

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  • noun genus of Old World herbs: dead nettles; henbits


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  • The bright blue flowers of a windflower (Anemone blanda) pop out against the white leaves of a nearby lamium, which also is in bloom.

    Growing Insecurity

  • Upon the narrow stony strip of comparatively level ground the sun's rays fell with concentrated ardour, and along it was a brilliant bloom of late summer flowers -- of camomile, St. John's wort, purple loosestrife, hemp-agrimony and lamium.

    Two Summers in Guyenne

  • Select groundcovers such as Canadian ginger, lamium, vinca, lungwort and hosta.

  • Dry, shady spots beneath trees: Ground covers such as common periwinkle (vinca or "myrtle," if kept well-watered initially), blood-red hardy geranium, variegated Solomon's seal, hosta, lamium, lily-of-the-valley and pachysandra.

  • Lamium maculatum (spotted nettle) cultivars already running amok in my garden, a gift of another lamium, atypical though it may be, did not exactly make me leap for joy.

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  • If you haven't grown any, lamium in the right spot can be a choice ground cover for shady gardens.

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  • The Breathless Blush combines well with pink flowered selections of salvias and burgundy leafed grasses, while a touch of lime green foliaged plants such as coleus or lamium will add some extra zest. - RSS

  • Singing the praises of a lamium that doesn't spread

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  • A mat of low growing woodland phlox or lamium would be a good companion, though neither is blooming when the daffodils flower.

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  • The darkening seedheads of Northern Sea Oats look dark against the 'Purple Dragon' lamium, but light against the Japanese maple foliage:

    A Study in Contrasts


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