Bifid Hemp-nettle - Galeopsis bifida
Short to medium plant stem with conspicuous dense spreading hairs and swollen at the leaf-junctions. Flower 12 to 15 mm long the lowest lobe of the flower is clearly notched, somewhat convex. Usually white with purplish markings. Hybridises with G. tetrahit, making definite identification of this species difficult.
Cultivated or recently disturbed ground.
July to October.
Found throughout Britain but less common than Galeopsis tetrahit.
Scarce, but probably overlooked, in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 26 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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