Bath Wildlife Sightings

Lamium purpureum (Red Dead-nettle) albino form, Tadwick, ST7470

Confirmed

Date first seen

Date last seen

Frequency of Sighting

Species

Lamium purpureum Linnaeus - 1753 (Red Dead-nettle)

Evidence

Quantity

3 amongst a number of typical plants

Locality

Tadwick

Habitat

Edge of an arable field below a hedge

Environmental Conditions

Grid Reference

ST743705

Other Information

Species with purplish red or blue flowers sometime produce individuals that lack the pigments producing the normal flower colour. These often breed true and produce off-spring with white flowers. The same thing is sometimes seen with Bugle, Self-heal and Wild Marjoram, also in the Mint family, as well as in Bluebells and some other bulbs.

Recorded by

Rob Randall

Identified by

Rob Randall
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