Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Native

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.

Toxicity

Skin irritant

Berries/Fruits

Lens-shaped capsule, approximately 1.5mm long

Flowers

Numerous hanging clusters of inconspicuous, greenish flowers from May-September.

A Stinging Nettle