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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