stinging nettle

Urtica dioica

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Weed Characteristics

Other names: tall nettle, California nettle, slender nettle
Leaf type: Broadleaf
Flowers: Green

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.