White Dead-nettle - Lamium album


Short to medium, faintly aromatic and patch forming plant. Stoloniferous, stems spreading to erect. Leaves heart shaped to oval, toothed and stalked. Flowers white 20 to 25 mm long the corolla tube curved near the base. The upper lip is very hairy, the lower lip with 2-3 small teeth.

Identification difficulty

Grassy habitats, hedgerows, roadside verges.

When to see it

April to November.

Life History


UK Status

Very common throughout most of Britain, but scarcer in northern Scotland and parts of Wales and Ireland.

VC55 Status

Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 601 of the 617 tetrads.

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

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