Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Urtica urens L.
small nettle,small stinging nettle
Unknown, Potential minor problem species
Origin: Mediterranean
Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: annual up to 50cm tall. The leaves are opposite, ovate and have toothed margins. The leaves and stems are covered with stinging hairs and the small green flowers are produced in clusters in the axils of the upper leaves during spring.
Key Features:
Control: contact herbicides such as paraquat and also pre-emergence herbicides
Comments: Suspected/Possible
More information:
NRCS Plants Database


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada.

Photo - flowers/leaves

The Weeds Society of Western Australia

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