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Other Wildflower or HerbUrtica sp.

Nettle at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

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Urtica sp. at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2017
Urtica sp. at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2017

Identification history

Other Wildflower or Herb Urtica sp. 20 Nov 2017 BettyDonWood
Other Wildflower or Herb Urtica incisa 19 Nov 2017 Mike
Unidentified 19 Nov 2017 W

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5 comments

   19 Nov 2017
Probably Urtica incisa, which has leaves 5-12 cm long, and unbranched, often very long, flower clusters. However, it could also be Urtica urens, which has leaves mostly 1-5 cm long, and shortish branched flower clusters. Please comment.
MikeMultiple Significant Sightings - Mike has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - Mike has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - Mike joined us in 2014! wrote:
   19 Nov 2017
I would say this is Urtica incisa, which has lanceolate leaves, sometimes with some ovate leaves. Urtica urens has ovate leaves and the shorter flower clusters.
   19 Nov 2017
I would still like to know the leaf length please, W.
W wrote:
   20 Nov 2017
From memory the leaves would have been 1-5cm long. Thanks :)
   20 Nov 2017
I would have expected Urtica incisa in this undisturbed area. However, the small leaves and branched flower clusters suggest Urtca urens.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 19 Nov 2017 Recorded on
  • W Recorded by

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