White nettle is native to Europe and Western Asia. Also known as “lamium album”, this herbaceous plant species from the Lamiaceae family, does not sting, unlike true nettles. Its white flowers and square stem make it easy to distinguish from stinging nettles. It grows in a variety of habitats – ranging from prairies to wooded regions – usually in moist soil. White nettle is rich in flavonoids and betaine and is sought out for cosmetic applications.