Urtica incisa

Common name: 

Scrub Nettle

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, ?Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields, East Gippsland (DEJKNPRSTUVWXYZ) all States except NT

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Shade, semi-shade or full sun in damp forest and woodland1

Flower description:

Pink, cream1


Perennial herb to 100 cm high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This is a stinging plant. Leaves are hair free between the stinging hairs and leaves are to 12 cm long with toothed margins. The larger perianth lobes of the female flowers are hair free2

Image of Urtica incisa
Image of Urtica incisa
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria