Irish wildflowers

Spotted Dead-nettle, Lamium maculatum
Photos: roadside, Co.Cork

Spotted Dead-nettle
Lamium maculatum
Family: Lamiaceae

Flowering late spring to autumn. Perennial. Garden escape.

Pinkish-purple flowers, sometimes white. Nettle-like leaves with white-blotches. Clump-forming, rhizomatous plant. Can be invasive.

Grown in gardens for groundcover. Occasionally recorded as garden escape or discard, usually near habitation. Waste ground, roadsides. Capable of persisting.

Similar: Red Dead-nettle, L. purpureum
      Spotted Dead-nettle, Lamium maculatum
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