WHITE DEAD-NETTLE

WHITE ARCHANGEL

Lamium album

Mint / Dead-Nettle Family [Lamiaceae]  

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3rd May 2010, Prestwich Forest Pk, Manchester. Photo: © RWD
Nettle like leaves in alternate side pairs up the square stem, but without stings.


21st April 2005, Sankey Canal, near St Helens Photo: © RWD
White flowers in chandelier-type rings with up to ten flowers in a ring; in smaller tiers up the stem interleaved by a pair of leaves. Toothed ovate to triangular leaves deeply but un-evenly cut.


2nd May 2007, Lydiate, Leeds & Liverpool Canal. Photo: © RWD
The bi-laterally symmetric flowers are two-lipped, and emerge from a sepal tube with sharply pointed sepals. The tiers below the uppermost tier are now empty of their flowers.


19th April 2007, Chirk, Llangollen Canal. Photo: © RWD
White flowers in whorls similar to a gas-ring. Stem square, with hairs.


19th April 2007, Chirk, Llangollen Canal. Photo: © RWD
Flowers have a hairy upper lip, and a toothed lower lip with two lower lobes.


19th April 2007, Chirk, Llangollen Canal. Photo: © RWD
Three golden markings are visible on the lower lip when viewed radially.


3rd May 2010, Prestwich Forest Pk, Manchester. Photo: © RWD
The sharply pointed sepal tubes have blackish markings at the bottom.


3rd May 2010, Prestwich Forest Pk, Manchester. Photo: © RWD
Normally hidden, there are four golden markings surrounded by blackish rims and hairs.


3rd May 2010, Prestwich Forest Pk, Manchester. Photo: © RWD
Four golden markings with black rims.


Slight resemblance to : White versions of Common Hemp-Nettle.

Uniquely identifiable characteristics

White Dead-nettle is a perennial with an underground rhizome, unlike Red Dead-Nettle which lacks the rhizome and is an annual (only sometimes a perennial). The flowers overtop the leaves (unlike Red Dead-Nettle where the reverse is true).

Occupies roadside verges, hedgebanks, bare ground, waysides, and disturbed land in grassland,.


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 BSBI maps
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Lamium
(Dead-nettles)

WHITE DEAD-NETTLE

WHITE ARCHANGEL

Lamium album

Mint / Dead-Nettle Family [Lamiaceae]  

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