Lamium album   White Dead-nettle CCC D N

Lamium album

This very common member of the nettle family has leave quite similar to the Common (Stinging) nettle so non-botanical people are wary of touching them. It doesn't sting of course but is a quite robust plant of waste places. I find very little few round here on our very acid soil so I assume it prefers neutral or basic habitats.

L. album is recorded from virtually every square in England and all except the highest ground in Wales. In Scotland it is uncommon in the north and in Ireland it mostly grows in the east of the island

Frodsham marshes, Cheshire, 4th October 2004

Added on November 14th 200, updated 13th March 2010

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