Belongs to: mint family

Red deadnettle Lamium purpureum

Best time to see: all year

Key facts

A low-growing annual with pink-purple flowers, an important nectar plant for bumblebees and solitary bees

Leaves are heart-shaped, often purplish; flowers 10-15 mm

Widespread as a weed in any cultivated ground as well as along roadsides and at the base of hedges

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