Red Dead-nettle
Lamium purpureum

This shot was taken in a field at Warblington in Hampshire. The Red Deadnettle can be found as a weed of cultivated or disturbed ground. Evidence of it has been found in Bronze Age deposits, and it seems likely that this plant was introduced to Britain with early agriculture. Its flowers are pinkish-purple, lowest petal divided into two diverging lobes. The leaves are often purple-tinged. It flowers for most of the year, but commonest in spring. Dead nettles are so-called because they do not sting.