en Red dead-nettle
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The red dead-nettle is a herbaceous flowering plant native to Europe and Asia.
It grows to 5–20 cm (rarely 30 cm) in height. The flowers may be produced throughout the year, including mild weather in winter. This allows bees to gather its nectar for food when few other nectar sources are available.
Though superficially similar to species of Urtica (true nettles) in appearance, it is not related and does not sting.
Young plants have edible tops and leaves, used in salads or in stir-fry as a spring vegetable. If finely chopped it can also be used in sauces.
Undyed, the pollen itself is a red colour and is very noticeable on the heads of bees that frequent its flowers. (source: Wikipedia)