White deadnettle (Lamium album)

Collins, 210; Readers Digest, 298

This creeping perennial is a common sight along the verges and amongst waysides of the copses of this area.  The stem is hairy and the plant is very attractive when in new bloom.  The flower has two lips, the lower one providing a landing site for bumblebees which are relied upon for pollination.  The plant is rich in nectar.

It flowers from March through to November and is known as ‘dead’ or ‘blind’ nettle since it lacks the sting of the true nettle.