The White Dead Nettle might look suspiciously like it could sting you, but this nettle is completely harmless! It leaves are far less jagged looking than the stinging nettle, and the White Dead Nettle can be easily identified by its hoops of white flowers clustered together.
The flowers of the White Dead Nettle can be seen from March right through to December, which make them very popular with pollinators. If you’re lucky enough to get to a flower before a pollinator, you might get a taste of nectar by sucking on the end of a picked flower!
If you look underneath the top of a White Dead Nettle flower you can see a tiny pair of fairy shoes! If the shoes are present that means that the fairies are at home!