Brief Description: Herbaceous, annual plant. Upright sprouts with height 30-80 cm. Ovate to ovate-lanceolate, sharp-pointed leaves. Inflorescences of monogenic. Male flowers in compact bunches or ramified spikelets with length 2-6 cm. Female flowers in compact, spherical, sprawled out heads. The fruit is achene. It bears flowers from March until May. 
Bibliography: Carlstr?m A. 1997. Urtica L. In: Strid A. & Tan K. (eds) Flora Hellenica 1: 57-58. Koenigstein. Εκδοτική Αθηνών 1983. Εκπαιδευτική Ελληνική Εγκυκλοπαίδεια, Τόμος 10, Φυτολογία. Αθήνα. 
Particular Features: In Greece, there are four species of genus Urtica, all known with the same common name. Some of them are used as spinning materials for the manufacture of ropes, nets and coarse fabrics. Sometimes, their young sprouts are also eaten as vegetables. Some sp 
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