Red Dead-nettle - Lamium purpureum
Low to short, often purplish, hairy and aromatic plant. Square stemmed. Leaves oval, blunt toothed, stalked, the lower bracts longer than wide. Flowers pinkish purple 10 to 18 mm long with a straight corolla tube.
Cut-leaved dead-nettle (Lamium hybridum)
Leaves under flower head serrate or crenate, but never deeply cut
Cultivated and waste land. A frequent weed of gardens.
March to December.
Very common throughout Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 493 of the 617 tetrads.
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