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Small Nettle, Urtica urens Family: Urticaceae
Urtica urens     *     Small Nettle

Flowering time: June-August. Annual.

Habitat: Fairly common in most of England on light disturbed soils; gardens, arable and wasteland. Less frequent in Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

The yellow-green flowers are smaller than those of Common Nettle, not in long catkins and with male and female flowers on the same plant. Light green leaves, deep-toothed, slightly hairy and covered with stinging hairs.

Similar: Nettle, Urtica dioica


Small Nettle, Urtica urens
Small Nettle, Urtica urens
Holton Lee, Dorset. October 2012

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