Red dead-nettle

Lamium purpureum



Deaf nettle, French nettle

Importance

Increasingly common in winter cereals, possibly encouraged by minimal cultivation techniques.

Red dead-nettle - young1. Cotyledons are borne on long stalks with backward directed lobes at the base of the leaf.
Red dead-nettle 22. The first true leaves have shallow teeth, branched veins and are hairy and oval in outline.

 

Red dead-nettle - mature3. An annual weed of erect habit, bearing small pinky-red flowers.