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.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Grassy habitats, woodland margins and banks.

    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

    UK Map