HENBIT DEAD-NETTLE

Lamium amplexicaule

Mint / Dead-Nettle Family [Lamiaceae]  

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7th Aug 2007, Arable fields near Martin Mere, Rufford, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
An annual growing up to 10 inches high in mainly arable fields.


7th Aug 2007, Arable fields near Martin Mere, Rufford, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Flowers pink to mauve and with long corolla tubes sticking well out of the sepal tubes. Leaves immediately beneath the flower whorl un-stalked. Stem square.


7th Aug 2007, Arable fields near Martin Mere, Rufford, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Leaves well toothed, crenate. Those of the similar Cut-Leaved Dead-Nettle are more deeply cut.


7th Aug 2007, Arable fields near Martin Mere, Rufford, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Flowers have two petals, the upper erect rather than curled over the top as in Common Hemp-Nettle. The upper petal is also narrower than that in Common Hemp-Nettle.


7th Aug 2007, Arable fields near Martin Mere, Rufford, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
The lower petal is in two parts (rather than the three of Common Hemp-Nettle and is cusped and often brought together as if praying.


7th Aug 2007, Arable fields near Martin Mere, Rufford, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
The pollen is a striking deep orange rather than golden yellow as in Common Hemp-Nettle. The lower lips have darker markings.


7th Aug 2007, Arable fields near Martin Mere, Rufford, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
The leaves are cut, but not as deeply as those of Cut-Leaved Dead-Nettle.


Easily confused with : Cut-Leaved Dead-Nettle [in fact, have I??]

Some similarities to : Red Dead-Nettle (but leaves are not tinged dark-red), and to Common Hemp-Nettle but that does not have a lower lip that is clasped together as if praying as does Henbit Dead-nettle.


  Lamium amplexicaule  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Lamiaceae  

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(Dead-nettles)

HENBIT DEAD-NETTLE

Lamium amplexicaule

Mint / Dead-Nettle Family [Lamiaceae]  

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