Urtica urens L., Sp. Pl. 984 1753. (Syn: Urtica trianae Rusby);
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Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, E Himalaya, Punjab, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh as per BSI Flora of India Checklist;
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Temp. Eurasia, N. & NE. Tropical Africa: Albania, Algeria, Altay, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Canary Is., Central European Rus, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Gulf States, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Irkutsk, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Manchuria, Morocco, Netherlands, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Qinghai, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Socotra, Somalia, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Tuva, Ukraine, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia; Introduced into: Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Amur, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, British Columbia, California, Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Colombia, Connecticut, Cuba, Falkland Is., Florida, Free State, Galápagos, Great Britain, Greenland, Guatemala, Hawaii, Iceland, Illinois, Ireland, Juan Fernández Is., Kenya, Khabarovsk, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Maine, Manitoba, Massachusetts, Mexico Northwest, Michigan, Missouri, Namibia, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Nova Scotia, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Peru, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Sakhalin, Saskatchewan, South Australia, South Carolina, South Georgia, St.Helena, Tanzania, Texas, Uruguay, Vermont, Victoria, Washington, Western Australia, Yukon as per POWO;
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Urtica urens from Uttarakhand_DSR_01_Feb 2014-02-21 : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.
While going through the species of Urtica in our database eFI I noticed that Urtica urens is not represented; therefore, enclosing a picture of it.
Urtica urens L., a native of Europe, is relatively a new introduction in India.
It is small annual herb in shady moist areas with sparse stinging hairs. Leaves are ovate, cordate at base, and inflorescence of small clusters of flowers.
Photographed in Srinagar Garhwal (540m), Uttarakhand.

Yes … A very distinct -plant very common in fields in California.
I will upload mine from California.


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Urtica urens from Sunnyvale California : Attachments (3). 3 posts by 2 authors.
The species being uploaded by … from Uttarakhand reminds me of my photographs from California. I am uploading the same here.

Urtica urens is not common in Western Himalaya. However, in Srinagar Garhwal I found it as a weed in a Govt nursery. It is also reported from Dehradun.



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Identification request : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
plz help identity this plant.
Location: Ramnagar WLS Jammu, J&K
Altitude: 1300 ft

Is it Pilea sp. of the family Urticaceae? But I need close up of flowers or a better image to confirm it.


sorry sir dont have closeup of flowers.


Plz. see in Urtica urens


Yes 100% !


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