Lamium maculatum

Family (Traditional)Lamiaceae
Species:Lamium maculatum L.
Common NameSpotted Henbit
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Asia; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Dorsifixed; Base Flower Color: Pink; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Nut; Fruit Type: Nutlet; Fruit Type: Schizocarp; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 2; Perianth Present: Yes; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 4
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Lamium album var. maculatum Lamium album var. maculatum L.
Lamium maculatum f. lacteum Lamium maculatum f. lacteum (Wallr.) Kuntze

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Jefferson (KY), Hamilton (TN), Rutherford (TN), Washington (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: EKY, ETSU, MTSU, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1985 - 2010

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100496189 Jefferson Kentucky 19 Apr 2010 Patricia D. Haragan
Lamium maculatum
MTSU020078 Rutherford Tennessee 22 Apr 1985 Melissa Lee
Lamium maculatum
31234100496197 Jefferson Kentucky 12 Apr 2010 Patricia D. Haragan
Lamium maculatum
ETSU018663 Washington Tennessee
Lamium maculatum
MTSU020075 Rutherford Tennessee 30 Mar 1994 Melissa Dorrell
Lamium maculatum
31234100496205 Jefferson Kentucky 12 Apr 2010 Patricia D. Haragan
Lamium maculatum
MTSU020074 Rutherford Tennessee 28 Mar 1994 Melissa A. Vandagriff
Lamium maculatum
MTSU020076 Rutherford Tennessee 29 Apr 1989 Nicole Benoy
Lamium maculatum
UCHT025441 Hamilton Tennessee
Lamium maculatum
MTSU020077 Rutherford Tennessee 08 Apr 1987 Diane Pearse
Lamium maculatum
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