Urtica dioica – Stinging Nettle

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Aglais caschmirensis – Indian Tortoiseshell by Balakrishnan Valappil from Kullu, Himachal Pradesh in 2011.



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WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 17 Jan 2022. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000416616.

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 17 Jan 2022. URL: https://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Stinging%20Nettle.html.

Page citation

Balakrishnan, V. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Urtica dioica L. – Stinging Nettle. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/urtica-dioica, accessed 2024/03/02.