The Dead-nettles are so called because although they look a bit like Stinging Nettles they have no sting.
The flower is best described as a corollla, this is the name that we give a flower when it’s petals are fused together to form a tube.
In the UK the flowering season can start as early as February and last until November. In fact this year I took my first pictures of the flowers on the second of February. This makes them very important to wildlife.
Another name for this Dead-nettle is the Bumblebee Flower they are rich in nectar and pollen and much loved by insects.
Species: Lamium purpureum