SCRUB NETTLE
URTICA INCISA                                                                               (Urticaceae)    

Urtica incisa

Urtica incisa flowers
Slender perennial plant to waist-high, covered in rigid hairs that give a painful sting when touched, found in damp shady places and rocky scree slopes. Variable leaves but usually long (10cm), and narrow with coarsely toothed margins, sometimes oval to triangular. Flowers small, short dense spikes from leaf axils. Often mistaken for stinging nettle U. urens, which is an annual with shorter (5 cm) and wider oval leaves, found in disturbed areas.

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