*Lamium amplexicaule

Family Lamiaceae

Dead Nettle

Hairy herb to 40 cm high.

Flowers: Pink to rose-coloured, April - November.

Fruit: Dry fruit with ant-adapted food body for dispersal.


Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Native of Europe, West Asia and Africa
  • Weed of disturbed sites.
  • Minor weed in grasslands at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Asterisk * indicates exotic species naturalised at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Lamium amplexicaule plant

Lamium amplexicaule flower