Common Hemp-nettle - Galeopsis tetrahit


    Short to medium roughly hairy plant. Stems well branched, swollen at the nodes. Hairy on opposite sides. Flowers pinkish purple with darker markings, rarely yellowish or whitish 15 to 20 mm long, the middle lobe of the lower lip not notched.

    Identification difficulty

    Arable land, roadside verges.

    When to see it

    July to October.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Frequent throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 199 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map