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
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Shade, semi-shade or full sun in damp forest and woodland 1

Flower Description:

Pink, cream 1


Perennial herb to 100 cm high 2

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 free 2


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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