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Lamium galeobdolon L.

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Morphology / Appearance

Lamium galeobdolon L.

Character recognition:

Plant: growing 45 - 70 cm height;
Root: rhizomatous;
Stem: edge stems, erect, without runners basal;
Leaves: ovate, petiole, hirsute, top acuminate, 3-12 cm long, margins serrated toothed, upper ones ovate or lanceolate, short petiolate, acuminate.;
Flowers: hermaphrodite; sessile, golden yellow or light yellow, 15-25 mm, meeting each 3-11 on axilla leaves and top bracts. Calyx: glabrous or pubescent, with 5 teeth triangular, subulate, divergent maturity. Corolla with 7-8 mm long tube, inside with a hairy ring, oblique, superior labial convex, entire, pubescent, the margins ciliated, the lower trifid, with median lobe with ribbed reddish brown;
Fruits: black nutlets; There are four seeds from each flower on the flower spike.

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Lamium galeobdolon
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Ecology / Plant spreading

Lamium galeobdolon L.

Bloom time: May , Jun , Jul
Flower color: yellow
Plant type: perennial
Light: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Propagation Material: Seeds

Lamium g. is native to southern Europe, grows in moist and shady forests and scrubs in sub beech and spruce up to 1500 m altitude.

Classification

Lamium galeobdolon L.

Cultivation / Plant breeding

Lamium galeobdolon L.

Grows well in a variety of soil types from sandy to heavy clay and from acid to alkaline. It prefers moist soil but can also tolerate dry shady sites and drought. Usually a groundcover but is also almost vine-like and can climb up and over low-growing plants and up onto stumps and other obstacles.

Spreads readily from cuttings and root fragments. Plants also produce numerous seeds per stem, especially in sunny areas and abundant seedlings have been observed on sites that were cleared and adjacent to existing populations.

 

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