Irish wildflowers


Photographs: Sherkin Island, Cork


Cut-leaved Dead-nettle
Lamium hybridum
Caochneantóg dhiosctha
Family: Lamiaceae

Flowering: March-October. Annual. Introduced.

Pink-purple 2-lipped flowers. Few/no hairs inside corolla. Irregularly deep-toothed leaves and bracts, truncate bases. Branched, more/less erect. Height: 10-30cm.

Fertile disturbed ground. Arable land, waste ground, gardens.
Less frequent in central Ireland.

Similar: Red Dead-nettle, L. purpureum
     


    
Photograph above left: August 2007 Sherkin Island, Co.Cork.

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