Common plants – edges and hedges (part 2)

These species are commonly found growing at the side of paths and buildings and at the foot of hedges. Keep an eye out in other places too, though, because they grow in other habitats as well.

Stellaria media (chickweed)
Small, white flowers
Opposite leaves
Leaves oval with pointed tips
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
White, 4-petalled flowers
Leaves triangular and toothed
Garlic smell when rubbed
Family: Brassicaceae

Lamium album (white dead-nettle)
Leaves downy
Toothed leaf edges
Whorls of white flowers
Family: Lamiaceae

Urtica dioica (stinging nettle)
Leaves have stinging hairs!
Strongly toothed leaf edges
Clusters of tiny green flowers
Family: Urticaceae

Download this sheet here
Collect data for the Botanical Society of Scotland Urban Flora of Scotland Project
© Heather Forbes/BSS

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