Scientific nameUrtica urens is a herbaceous annual flowering plant species in the nettle family Urticaceae. It is native to Eurasia and it can be found in North America and New Zealand as an introduced species. It is reputed to sting more strongly than the Common Nettle/Stinging Nettle.
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Conservation status: Least Concern
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.