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Dead Nettle

Lamium garganicum     Fr: Lamier du Mont Gargano

Deadnettles strongly resemble the infamous stinging nettles, but they have prominent flowers, and they don't sting. The Large Red Deadnettle is a spreading, hair perennial, growing to about 1 meter tall.

Flowers. Feb-Aug

Flower. Pink to purple, with darker reddish marks; sometimes all white; 24-40 cm long. The corolla has a straight tube, much longer than the calyx.

Leaves. Heart-shaped ovals with toothed edges, like the stinging nettle.

Habitat. Rocky ground and open scrub. Our photos are from the damp, shady banks of the Brague, between Biot and Valbonne.

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