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Common Name: White Dead Nettle
Scientific Name: Lamium album
Lamium album, commonly known as the White Dead Nettle, is a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native throughout Europe, growing in a variety of habitats from open grassland to woodland, generally on moist, fertile soils.
It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 50-100 cm tall, with green, four-angled stems. The leaves are 3-8 cm long and 2-5 cm broad, triangular with a rounded base, softly hairy, and with a serrated margin and a petiole up to 5 cm long; like many other members of the Lamiaceae, they appear superficially similar to those of the Stinging nettle, Urtica dioica, but do not sting, hence the common name "dead nettle".
The flowers are white, produced in whorls ('verticillasters') on the upper part of the stem, the individual flowers 1.5-2.5cm long. Very common throughout most of the UK, but scarcer in N. Scotland.
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