Red Dead-nettle

Lamium purpureum

Red Dead-nettle Lamium purpureum

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.

Red Dead-nettle Lamium purpureum

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


Red Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), local public walkway, Staffordshire, England. July 2012.

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