White Archangel, (Adam-and-Eve-in-the Bower, Blind Nettle,
Dead Nettle and Dumb Nettle.
White Dead-nettle flowers mainly from March to November
but all year, including Jamuary, in mild winters.
It is found throughout the country, although it seems slightly less
common in the North compared to the South.
For a map see the National Biodiversity Network Gateway
It grows in rough ground, hedges and woodland and by roads
White Dead-nettle is native*, hairy, perennial herb that spreads
by rhizomes and stolons to form clumps up to 60cm.
Flowers are white, both tubular and bell-shaped, and occur
in whorls up the stem.
The hairy, hood petal overtops the flower.
The stamens are side by side inside the hood.
The lower petals have pale yellow markings.
Sepals are long and pointed.
The leaves resembles stinging nettles in appearance,
but without the sting.
*Native according to (2) Clapham,Tutin and Warburg (1957),
but introduced according to the (3) New Atlas of the British
and Irish Flora, 2002) and its accompanying web site.
Whorl of flowers
Flowers seen from below