Irish wildflowers sitemap

Photographs: Co.Cork

Small Nettle
Urtica urens
Neantóg bheag
Family: Urticaceae

Flowering time: June-August. Annual. Introduced.

Yellow-green flowers, smaller than Common Nettle, not in long catkins.
Male and female flowers on same plant. Light green leaves deeply toothed,
slightly hairy, covered with stinging hairs. Height: 20-60 cm

Fairly common, light disturbed soils, gardens, arable land, wasteland.

Similar: Common Nettle, U. dioisca Native.
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