White Dead-Nettle is a
perennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in woodland, hedgerows and waste ground, to a mature height of up to 50cm.
The flowers of White Dead-Nettle are borne in whorls around the stem. The name 'Dead-Nettle' refers to the lack of stinging hairs on this plant despite its nettle-like leaves. When in flower, it is difficult to mistake the Dead-Nettle for the Stinging Nettle, as the latter has very inconspicuous male and female cream flowers, borne on long catkins.
Botanic classification and naming: White Dead-Nettle is a member of the Mint (Lamiaceae) family. The genus name
'Lamium' identifies the plant as a Dead-Nettle and its species name 'album' means 'white'.
Benefits: Caterpillars feed on this plant, including those of the Jersey Tiger, Burnished Brass and Flame moths.
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