Flower and smell of this invasive plant is like mint but the leaves are different- can anyone suggest the plant name?

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  • I just saw the purple flowers...Dead nettle or Henbit...working on this.
    – stormy
    Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 2:39
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    What part of the world is this growing in?
    – kevinskio
    Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 11:05
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    Pretty sure its not dead nettle - there are at least three different weeds/plants growing in the image - I'd like to see a clear, in focus photo of the one with dark purple flowers that you're holding. Regardless, none of the plants in the photo is a Mint.
    – Bamboo
    Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 12:24
  • I also think that there are some confusion on plants. Could you take one and put it on a paper, and then do a photo? So all plant will be in focus, and we will see much more. I think one weed is Glecome hederaces (you see the flower on the bottom). But the large plant, why not a Chenopodium?. To many weeds, so I think we are also much confused. And BTW you should tell us which region/continent. Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 14:46
  • @GiacomoCatenazzi The Chenopodium has green nubs for flowers...
    – stormy
    Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 22:24

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You are holding Dead Nettle I think, if it smells a bit like mint, purple flowers? Lamiaceae. The other prolific weed is Chickweed...

Lamium maculatum

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    I do not think it is the correct identification. Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 14:41
  • @GiacomoCatenazzi I am never attached to my IDs. Please, help to find the correct ID! What do you think?
    – stormy
    Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 22:21
  • @stormy - hard to say what it is with the current, out of focus picture...
    – Bamboo
    Commented Dec 6, 2018 at 10:42
  • I would say not purple deadnettle.
    – J. Musser
    Commented Dec 6, 2018 at 23:36
  • I shouldn't have used that picture...definitely not purpurea!
    – stormy
    Commented Dec 7, 2018 at 23:47

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