Flora of Northern Ireland
Urtica dioica
© Paul Hackney
Urtica dioica
© Paul Hackney
Urtica dioica
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

A very common, locally abundant, native plant, spreading extensively by rhizomes or stolons. Found in a wide variety of situations and habitats such as hedgebanks, woodland, fens, river banks, farmyards and about old buildings or on rubble. Male and female flowers usually on separate plants.

All names: Urtica dioica L.; Urtica hispida DC.