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Taxon  Report  
Urtica dioica  L.  ssp. dioica 
Stinging nettle
Urtica dioica ssp. dioica is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
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Parent: Urtica dioica
Genus: Urtica
Family: Urticaceae  
Category: angiosperm  

Toxicity: DERMATITIS Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSUrtica gracilis var. latifolia
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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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 08/15/2022).