Poiret in Lam., Encycl. Suppl. 4:224 (1816).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Native nettle, scrub nettle, stinging nettle.
Coarse ascending perennial often c. 1 m high; leaves linear to narrowly lanceolate, sometimes cordate at the base, deeply toothed, 2.5-10 cm long, the veins glabrous beneath.
Flowers usually dioecious and where monoecious the male and female flowers in separate clusters and not mixed; outer perianth of the female often with 1 long dorsal stinging hair.
Image source: fig. 64 in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 210.
Native to Australia.
S.Aust.: MU, SL, KI, SE. W.Aust.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: Oct. — June.
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