Also called the ‘Purple Dead-nettle’, as a member of the mint family, this nettle does not sting. The flowers are purple to red, and the tips of the coarsely toothed leaves are flushed red.
It flowers March to December, and is found in hedgerows, on roadside verges, disturbed ground, and wasteland. Common and widespread.
Red Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), local public walkway, Staffordshire, England. July 2012.