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Urtica Dioica

Botanical Name:

Urtica dioica

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How to Grow
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Plant Type

Edible, Poisonous, Herb

Lifespan

Perennial

Flower

Tiny green or white flowers are borne in dense whorled clusters in the leaf axils and stem tips. Flowers are wind pollinated.

Fruit

Produces small oval achenes with copious amounts of seeds.

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Warning

POISONOUS PARTS: Stinging hairs on stems and leaves. Minor skin irritation when handled. Symptoms include intense burning and itching sensation lasting a few minutes. Toxic Principle: Mixture of chemicals, not well understood.

Taxonomy

Order

Rosales

Family

Urticaceae

Genus

Urtica

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