Urtica urens

Common name: 

Tall Nettle

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (ABCDEFGHJKLMNPQRSTUVWZ) naturalised all States except NT

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

Range of habitats1

Flower description:

White

Habit:

Annual herb to 90 cm1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This is a stinging plant. Leaves are hairfree between the stinging hairs and leaves are to 5 cm long with deeply toothed margins. The larger perianth lobes of the female flowers have fringed hairs1

Images:
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Conservation status:

Introduced

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria