White dead-nettle Lamium album

Best time to see: Apr to end Oct

Key facts

Looks like a stinging nettle but, rather than stinging, each flower contains a drop of nectar that can be sucked out

A common low-growing perennial on waste ground and in woods throughout Britain, spreading via creeping roots

A good nectar plant for wild bees, flowering for a long period from spring into autumn

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© Adrian Knowles

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