flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae
The genus includes both annual and perennial species; they spread by both seeds and stems rooting as they grow along the ground. They have square stems and coarsely textured pairs of leaves, often with striking patterns or variegation. They produce double-lipped flowers in a wide range of colours.
The common name "dead-nettle" has been derived from the German taube-nessel ("deaf nettle", or "nettle without a kernel"), and refers to the resemblance of Lamium albumto the very distantly related stinging nettles, but unlike those, they do not have stinging hairs and so are harmless or apparently "dead".
Several closely related genera were formerly included in Lamium by some botanists, including Galeopsis (hemp-nettles) and Leonurus (motherworts).
This plant is useful.
How to get rid of:
Put on gloves and gently pull out the plant with the root system, you can use a shovel for convenience.