Spotted Dead-nettle - Lamium maculatum

Description

Short to tall, hairy, aromatic plant. Patch forming. Leaves triangular-ovate coarsely toothed often with a central whitish blotch or band. Flowers pinkish purple 20 to 35 mm long with a curved corolla tube.

Similar Species

Forms with unmarked leaves can be similar to Lamium purpureum

Identification difficulty
ID guidance

Unlike other pink-flowered species, the corolla tube is curved

Habitat

Waste ground, tips, hedgerows near habitation. Much grown in gardens, and naturalised; often persists in tipped garden waste

When to see it

April to October.

Life History

Perennial.

UK Status

Mostly found in central, southern and western England.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 21 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

Species profile

Common names
Spotted Dead-nettle
Species group:
Wildflowers
Kingdom:
Plantae
Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Lamiaceae
Records on NatureSpot:
20
First record:
10/06/2007 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
21/08/2023 (Pugh, Dylan)

Total records by month

% of records within its species group

10km squares with records

The latest images and records displayed below include those awaiting verification checks so we cannot guarantee that every identification is correct. Once accepted, the record displays a green tick.

In the Latest Records section, click on the header to sort A-Z, and again to sort Z-A. Use the header boxes to filter the list.

Latest images

Latest records