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Common Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Observed: 27th April 2013 By: WilHeeneyWilHeeney’s reputation in PlantsWilHeeney’s reputation in PlantsWilHeeney’s reputation in Plants
Small nettle
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Nettle (Urtica dioica) interacts


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I'm not sure U urens is usually a weed of open situations - this year a lot of nettles ahve very large "teeth" so may be dioica

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Distinguishing the nettles

Around here Urtica urens is (as stated above) a weed of open situations - I've even seen a whole field full of it. Consequently I am moderately familiar with the plant, and can tell that this isn't it. Putting one's finger on the differences is a bit of a different matter.

However, Urtica dioica has leaves which are cordate at the base, while Urtica urens has leaves which are truncate to cuneate at the base.