Urtica dioica L., Sp. Pl. 984 1753. (syn. Urtica galeopsifolia Wierzb. ex Opiz; Urtica dioica var. vulgaris Wedd.; Urtica tibetica W.T. Wang);
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Assam, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, Chita, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Finland, France, Føroyar, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Magadan, Manchuria, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Qinghai, Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Sicilia, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia; Introduced into: Alabama, Alaska, Argentina Northeast, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, British Columbia, California, Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Chile South, Colombia, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Ecuador, Eritrea, Falkland Is., Florida, Georgia, Greenland, Guatemala, Libya, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward I., Québec, Svalbard, Tennessee, Tristan da Cunha, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia as per POWO;
stinging nettle, bichchu gaas–‘scorpion plant’;
Request for ID : 081011 : AK-4: A wild plant taken on the 8th of Sept,11 at Pahalgam, Kashmir.
Found these at many places along the roads.
I was asked to keep away as these if touched, can leave a burning sensation on the skin.
This is known as Bichhoo Booti, bites like scorpion, causes burning sensation due to minute stings present on the entire body, this can be an Urtica sp. (Urticaceae)
yes Brennnessel (German), stinging nettel (english) (/Urtica dioica/), fodder plant for many butterflies. Used as liquid manure, ichor (Jauche) used against aphids young leaves used in salad, to make soups, Brennnessel tee is quite popular.
Yes it is Urtica dioica. Found in Pachmarhi (M.P.)
yes, stings… like the stinging nettle of europe… the tips of the hairs on the plants’ parts has histamine… same chemical released by our body when we have allergies and its reactions sting the eyes, nose, skin etc, remember?//
VoF Week :: Urtica dioica at Valley of Flowers:
Urtica dioica L. … (family: Urticaceae)2 AUG 12
Valley of Flowers … about 11000 – 12000 ft
Good Shot of Bichhoo Buti
Such a nice useful plant, has many cultural, nutritional and herbal uses.
VOF Week 270812_DS_08: This one is an interesting plant to me. Please note the stem covered with red bristles.
VoF Week: Urtica dioica from Valley: Urtica dioica from Valley
VOF Week: Urticaceae sp-1 at VoF: Looks like some Urticaceae sp.
Urtica dioica …
For ID- SP2- 271112:
Pupalia lappacea and Urtica dioca
Perhaps Cyathula sp. along with Urtica dioica..
Plant for id (mixed thread): 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)- 4 correct images as above.
Please identify this plant, Tingvong, Upperdzongu, N. Sikkim, April-2015
Plant for id From Bairi, Himachal Pradesh. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Urtica dioica L. : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Mudhe, Sindhupalchok, Nepal
Date: 6 September 2017
Elevation : 8000 ft.
Nepali Name : सिस्नु Sisnu
Yes …, the leaves cooked during winter, the roots also used in medicine.
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I’d requested for this plant from Poonch jandk: 2 images.
Please check Urticaceae.
Any idea about the genus of this Urticaceae member.
I guess Urtica dioica L.
I hope Urtica diocia
Urticaceae for ID ABAUG2016/35 : 8 posts by 3 authors. 3 images.
This one looked like the stinging nettle from a distance but up close its smooth leaves and lack of stinging hairs pointed to another species. I touched the leaves without feeling any sting. Which species could it be? Please advise.
06 August 2016
Thanks, …, for detailed images. I also feel Urticaceae only.
Looks like Urtica dioica species. Could be a variety.
Thank you … It had no stinging hairs despite its close resemblance to U. dioica.
Urtica dioica var. afghanica is often without stinging hairs. This may be checked, the area is not far away from Himalayas.
Yes to Me!
I also checked Urtica hyperborea, Urtica mairei and Urtica pilulifera from BSI Flora of India (with distribution shown in Himachal), but found these also having stinging hairs.
SK 3083 28 October 2021: 4 very high res. images.
Location: Rara, Nepal
Date: 20 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Urtica dioica L. ??
Yes, appears close to images at Urtica dioica
SK 3199 05 September 2021: 4 high res. images.
Location: Mugu, West Nepal
Date: 22 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Urtica dioica L. ??
Yes, it appears close to images at Urtica dioica L.
POWO BSI Flora of india Checklist Flora of China FoNA illustration Flora of Pakistan FOP illustration Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal