Taxon  Report   8443    
Urtica dioica  L.
Stinging nettle
Urtica dioica
© 2009 John W. Wall
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Urtica dioica
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
Urtica dioica
© 2003 Michael Charters
Urtica dioica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Urtica dioica
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Urtica
Subspecies and Varieties:

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Urtica dioica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).