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Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Lamium
Species: L. maculatum
Cultivar name: Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'

'White Nancy' is a cultivar of L. maculatum with nearly all white - silvery leaves with narrow blue-green margins. It is a low-growing plant growing up to at 20cm in height, with a spread of up to 60cm per plant. It grows best in shaded areas. Flowers form in clusters late Summer-Autumn and are milky white. The upper lip of the flowers is helmet-shaped while the lower lip is bilobate (divided into or having two lobes). The stamens are located in the upper lip and have orange pollen.

Photographed at Tupare Gardens New Plymouth   http://www.trc.govt.nz/tupare-home/








Upper surface of a leaf


The under surface of a leaf