another Asian weed
Purple dead-nettle, Lamium purpureum, is another Asian weed. It proliferates in the spring, goes dormant in the summer, and then reappears in the fall.
I'm conflicted about eradicating this one because it is naturalized. It's been on this continent long enough that species have adapted around it.
And right now it's springing up in places where I have nothing living. Which is a rather cheerful sight.
It's called a dead-nettle because it doesn't sting like true nettles do.