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stinging nettle

Urtica dioica

Weed Characteristics

Other Names: nettle, tall nettle, slender nettle

Leaf Type: Broadleaf

Flowers: Green

Leaves: Linear leaves with serrated edges

Life Cycle: Perennial

Broad, lance-shaped leaves have toothed edges. Leaves and stems are covered in stiff hairs that are very irritating to the skin. Prefers damp, nutrient-rich soil. Tolerates partial shade. Grows 3 to 6 ft. tall.

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