Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Scientific Name:   Urtica dioica

Common Name:   Stinging Nettle

Type:   Native

Toxicity:   Skin irritant

Berries/Fruits:   Lens-shaped capsule, approximately 1.5mm long

Flowers:   Numerous hanging clusters of inconspicuous greenish flowers from May- September

Description:   Grows in moist, shaded woodland areas. Reaches about 4 feet tall at maturity, often grows in colonies. Leaves are lance-shaped and have sharp-toothed edges. Stems and leaves have hair-like structures.


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