Superficially resembles the stinging nettle, but with no sting (hence the name deadnettle), and has whorls of white flowers around parts of the stem. Can be eaten, the leaves are apparently good in salads. Also once used as a herbal medicine. Bees are very attracted to these flowers as they produce a lot of nectar, so is sometimes also called a bee nettle.
Very common in most of the UK, found in areas like hedgerows, roadsides and wastelands.
I found this particular plant in a damp, shady area of my road which is lined with hedges and trees. It was actually next to a real stinging nettle, which I stung myself on... so this ended up the only picture!
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Spotted on May 7, 2012
Submitted on May 8, 2012