Cut-leaved Dead-nettle - Lamium hybridum

Description

Low to short hairy plant, leaves cut and irregularly toothed. Bracts similar to the leaves. Flowers pinkish purple 10 to 15 mm long, the corolla tube without, or with only a faint ring of hairs at the base.

Similar Species

Red Dead-nettle (Lamum purpureum)

Identification difficulty
ID guidance

Leaves under flower head deeply serrate or cut

Recording advice

Photograph of whole plant showing leaves under flowerheads

Habitat

Arable and cultivated land.

When to see it

March to October.

Life History

Annual.

UK Status

Fairly frequent throughout Britain and especially in East Anglia.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 112 of the 617 tetrads.

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MAP KEY:

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

UK Map