wascally wabbit's picture

Nettle-like seedling

Observed: 8th February 2011 By: wascally wabbitwascally wabbit’s reputation in Plants

Small seedling popped up recently in a hedgerow. It is green and dark-red, round-leaved and very hairy. It stung the skin a bit, and there's a chance it might just be a young nettle Urtica dioica.
Very difficult to ID anything so young, but it is possible that someone may have seen it before

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common n (Urtica dioica) interacts


Fenwickfield's picture

Should have said

I don't know what happened there as it was supposed to say commen nettle not just n


anonymous spotter's picture

I think you have coined -

an onomatopoeic name for this plant: at least for macho males who don't want to admit that being stung by one hurts.
"It think it's a common n-n-n-n-n-n-n!"