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SMALL NETTLE Urtica urens (Urticacae) Height to 50cm<br />
Similar to Common Nettle but smaller and annual. FLOWERS are pendulous catkins, male and female on same plant (Jun-Sep). FRUITS are superficially similar to female flowers. LEAVES are oval, pointed-tipped and toothed; up to 4cm long, lower leaves shorter than their stalks. STATUS-Widespread and locally common on disturbed ground.
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SMALL NETTLE Urtica urens (Urticacae) Height to 50cm
Similar to Common Nettle but smaller and annual. FLOWERS are pendulous catkins, male and female on same plant (Jun-Sep). FRUITS are superficially similar to female flowers. LEAVES are oval, pointed-tipped and toothed; up to 4cm long, lower leaves shorter than their stalks. STATUS-Widespread and locally common on disturbed ground.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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