Spotted Deadnettle (Spotted Dead Nettle, Spotted Henbit)

 Safe to Feed
  • Common Name: Spotted Deadnettle (Spotted Dead Nettle, Spotted Henbit)
  • Latin Name: Lamium maculatum
  • Family Name: Lamiaceae
This hybrid version of the wild Deadnettle is a favourite in gardens because of its distinctive leaves (often striped with white or silver) and its attractive pink or purple tubular flowers, and is fine to feed to tortoises.

Although most of the flowers are in various shades of pink, there are varieties with purple flowers.  

See also Deadnettle.

Although primarily a garden plant, there are specimens that have escaped into the wild.
Do not confuse with Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) which is not good to feed in any quantity, so double check that you have the correct plant before feeding.  See Henbit.
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