Botanical name: Urtica himalayensis Family: Urticaceae (Nettle family)
Synonyms: Urtica zayuensis
Himalayan Nettle is an erect, perennial herb about 1.5 m, stem indumentum of stinging hairs . Leaves are nearly round to ovate-lanceshaped, 5-150 x 3.5-10 cm, leaf margin with two orders of serration, 30-55 majorpointed teeth on each side, 102 mm long, each major tooth with 0-3 minor teeth 0.5-1 mm long, leaf base subheart-shaped to rounded, leaf tip apiculate. Leaves are covered with stinging hairs. Plant monoecious, usually male flowers proximal, female flowers distal. Female flowers with tepals about 0.2 mm long, velvet-hairy. Himalayan Nettle is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to Sikkim and W. China, at altitudes of 1000-4500 m. Flowering: All year.
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