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Nettle sp

Observed: 26th April 2013 By: IWoodwardIWoodward’s reputation in PlantsIWoodward’s reputation in PlantsIWoodward’s reputation in PlantsIWoodward’s reputation in Plants
Chingford mount Cemetery Nettle sp 2013-04-26 (1)
Chingford mount Cemetery Nettle sp 2013-04-26 (2)
Chingford mount Cemetery Nettle sp 2013-04-26 (4)
Description:

Growing in a recently disturbed area in the cemetery

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Nettle (Urtica dioica) interacts

Comments

lavateraguy's picture

Did it sting?

Urtica urens has basally truncate leaves and is an annual (though it can overwinter); this has cordate(ish) leaves and gives the impression of being a perennial.

I'd say that if it stings then it's Urtica dioica; otherwise some type of labiate.

IWoodward's picture

Thanks

It didn't sting though I was fairly sure it was a nettle and was careful not to touch the hairs on the stems. If it's another labiate it's unlike anything that I'm familiar with.

Based on your comments I'm now leaning towards Urtica dioica but will wait to see if anyone else has any thoughts before amending my initial ID.

markwilson's picture

urtica

I've been looking at young U dioica plants in Somerset they seem to look like U urens but I think they will lose their "BIG TEETH" LATER and be back to dioica - there is a posting about half a dozen before this one that shows this

lavateraguy's picture

On second thoughts ...

... the stems appear not to be square, so not a labiate. Ergo Urtica dioica.