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Spotted Dead-nettle

Lamium maculatum

Plant Data

Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Lamiaceae (Dead-nettle)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Purple, 5 petals
 
Pink purple, on upright stems, in whorls, up to 3.5cm wide.
Fruit:
A cluster of 4 nutlets.
Leaves:
Opposite, toothed, usually stalked and undivided. Heart-shaped with a silver coloured patch in the centre.
Maximum Size:
25 centimetres tall
Foraging Notes:
The leaves and flowers are edible and can be eaten raw or cooked. The leaves and flowers can also be used to make herbal tea and can be used in salads and soups.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Strongly fragrant flowers.
Other Names:
Devil's Clover, Devil's Nettle, Double Tongue, Spotted Henbit, St Vincent's Nettle, Variegated Dead-nettle.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen
Habitats:
Grassland, wasteland, woodland.