DoreenHamilton's picture


Observed: 26th May 2011 By: DoreenHamiltonDoreenHamilton’s reputation in PlantsDoreenHamilton’s reputation in Plants
what kind of nettle am I please
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) interacts


anonymous spotter's picture

I'm not familiar -

with Urtica incisa, which I think is antipodean in origin. There seem to be very few UK records, but I suppose it may be grown as an unusual garden plant by some?

helenwindyhills's picture


Useful identification would be to handle the nettle.

Helen Taylor

anonymous spotter's picture

How so?

In the references to it, U. incisa is also reported as having a nasty sting. Is it nastier than our native plant?
Some populations of U dioica (subsp. galeopsifolia) are non-stinging - although I think these a mostly confined to Norfolk.

Roger Gilbert's picture


for any confusion. I meant Stinging Nettle put nettle into the system and did "get recommended" should have checked the latin was correct with my book.

Howardian Local Nature Reserve