White Dead-nettle

Name: White Dead-nettle

Scientific name: Lamium album

Category: Flowers

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About: White Dead-nettle is a common plant of roadside verges, waste grounds and grassy banks - anywhere the ground has been disturbed.

How to identify: Looks similar to a Stinging Nettle, with hairy heart-shaped, deeply toothed leaves. It has white flowers that appear up the stem from March to December.

Where: Grows throughout the UK and in parts of Ireland

Fantastic fact: Like other members of the 'dead'-nettle family, it doesn't have stinging leaves.

Photograph credit: Neil Wyatt

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