Taxon  Report   8188 
Urtica urens  L.
Annual stinging nettle,  Dwarf nettle

Urtica urens
© 2015 Belinda Lo
Urtica urens
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Urtica urens
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Urtica urens, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

 Interactive Distribution Map 

 Observation Hotline 
 (observation details + photos)

point, line, or polygon

 Plant Characteristics
 and Associations

Bloom Period
Urtica urens
© 2008 Gary McDonald
Genus: Urtica
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Distribution by County 

Add an Observation of  Urtica urens

Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 More information about  Urtica urens

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 29, 2015).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.

News About Calflora Home
Calflora  -  1700 Shattuck Avenue   #198,   Berkeley, CA   94709  -  510 883-3148  -  CONTACT