Scientific Name: Urtica dioica Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:stinging nettle Texture:Medium
Family Name:UrticaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Weed (horticultural) Mature Size (ht. X w.):1.3 - 2.0m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Canada - northern, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - northeast, U.S. - central, U.S. - southwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Prickly, Tomentose, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Panicle, Green-yellow, Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep
Fruit: Achene, Green, Jul- Aug- Sep
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
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Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract birds, Attract butterflies, Herb, Medicinal plant
Key ID Features:Leaves opposite, simple, ovate, and deeply serrated with petioles and stipules and covered with fine stinging hairs on the margins and underside of leaves; florets 1-2 mm long with 4 green sepals and no petals; fruit an achene 1-1.5 mm long.