Urtica dioica L.

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Common names: Stinging nettle (English)
Description: Dioecious coarse, hispid perennial herb, up to 1.5 m tall. Stems creeping and rooting at the nodes, from which erect stems arise. Leaves 4-8 cm, ovate, dentate, base usually cordate; the lower longer than their petioles. Inflorescence up to c. 10 cm, the lateral branches usually suppressed.
Derivation of specific name: dioica: with sexes on separate plants, dioecious
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Worldwide distribution: In temperate regions of the world
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Clapham, A.R., Tutin, T.G. & Warburg, E.F. (1952). Flora of the British Isles. 1st edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Page 713.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Urtica dioica
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Urtica dioica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=203770, retrieved 27 May 2024

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