Taxon  Report   8188    
Urtica urens  L.
Annual stinging nettle,  Dwarf nettle
Urtica urens
© 2008 Gary McDonald
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Urtica urens
© 2015 Belinda Lo
Urtica urens
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Urtica urens, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Plant Characteristics
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Urtica urens
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Genus: Urtica
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places


Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Urtica urens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on   /   Google Images
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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 18, 2019).