Stinging Nettle

Scientific Name: 
Urtica dioica
Family Name: 
Urticaceae
Place of Origin: 
Northern Europe, Asia
Plant Description: 
A very hardy plant with stems and leaves that are covered in small hairs. The tip of the hair breaks off like a needle and causes a painful stinging sensation.
Plant Height: 
0.5-2m
Plant Use: 
Edible
Beverage
Medicinal
Animal Fodder
Craft/Construction/Fibre
Dye
Danger
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Herb
Climate: 
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate

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