139842 COMMON NETTLE Urtica dioica (Urticacae) Height to 1m
The familiar stinging nettle. FLOWERS are pendulous catkins; borne on separate sex plants (Jun-Oct). FRUITS resemble flowers superficially. LEAVES are oval, pointed-tipped, toothed and borne in opposite pairs; 8cm long and longer than stalks. STATUS-Widespread and common, doing best on nitrogen-enriched and disturbed soils.