Please ID this wildflower--purple leaves & blossom

SnailLover (MI - zone 5a)(5a MI)

Not long ago I posted about wild violets. These plants are growing along with them and I'd like to know what they are as well. The bumblebees love them. As mentioned, I'm trying to cultivate this area into a lawn. I transplanted as many as I could to the wild area in back before mowing today. They and the violets perked right up after watering so I'm hopeful they'll take right off and continue flowering. ID appreciated!

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claricia

Looks like purple dead nettle. :)

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SnailLover (MI - zone 5a)(5a MI)

Wow, thanks for the quick ID. That's it! When I saw "nettle" I wondered why they didn't sting me, then I googled it and learned what the "dead" meant. Apparently edible as well. Thanks!

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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Yes, Lamium pupureum aka Red Dead Nettle. An introduced alien in the US generally considered to be a weed species.

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wisconsitom(Zone 4/5)

....and not too terribly different from Lamium maculatum, a popular though non-native groundcover plant. I'm partial to Lamium maculatum 'var aureum', the golden-foliaged form.

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