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Lamium album

Lamium album (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Lamioideae
Genus: Lamium
Species: Lamium album
Subspecies: L. p. barbatum - L. p. crinitum - L. p. hyrcanicum - L. p. orientale - L. p. sempervirens - L. p. transcaucasicum - L. p. turkestanicum
Varietes: L. p. var. integrifolium - L. p. var. kitadakense


Lamium album L.


* Species Plantarum 2:579. 1753
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. [1]
* Subspecies [2]

Vernacular names
Česky: Hluchavka bílá
Dansk: Døvnælde
Deutsch: Weiße Taubnessel
English: White Dead-nettle
Español: Ortiga blanca
Français : Ortie blanche
Hornjoserbsce: Běła cycawka
Italiano: Lamio bianco, Ortica bianca, Ortica morta
Lietuvių: Baltažiedė notrelė
Magyar: Fehér árvacsalán
Nederlands: Witte dovenetel
Polski: Jasnota biała
Русский: Яснотка белая
Slovenčina: Hluchavka biela
Slovenščina: bela mrtva kopriva
Suomi: Valkopeippi
Svenska: Vitplister
Türkçe: Beyaz ballıbaba
Українська: Глуха кропива біла
中文: 短柄野芝麻

Lamium album (White Deadnettle) is a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native throughout Europe and Western Asia, growing in a variety of habitats from open grassland to woodland, generally on moist, fertile soils.


It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 50-100 cm tall, with green, four-angled stems. The leaves are 3-8 cm long and 2-5 cm broad, triangular with a rounded base, softly hairy, and with a serrated margin and a petiole up to 5 cm long; like many other members of the Lamiaceae, they appear superficially similar to those of the Stinging nettle Urtica dioica but do not sting, hence the common name "dead nettle". The flowers are white, produced in whorls ('verticillasters') on the upper part of the stem, the individual flowers 1.5-2.5 cm long.

Cultivation and uses

The young leaves are edible, and can be used in salads or cooked as a vegetable. The plant is also used in herbal medicine, for example as a dermatological remedy.

Bees are attracted to the flowers which contain nectar or pollen, hence the plant is sometimes called the Bee Nettle. [1]

It was introduced to North America, where it is widely naturalised.


1. ^ botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Nettles

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