The project of converting my front yard from turf grass with Asian shrubs to all native plants.

another Asian weed

Purple dead-nettle, Lamium purpureum, small scalloped leaves.

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.