The Botanical Meaning of Nettle

Published on June 7th 2018
As a horticulturist I love finding out quirky facts, so here is one about the humble nettle's name - Urtica dioica.
Did you know?
The stinging nettle's scientific species name is ‘dioica’, which means ‘two houses’. This is due to the fact that male and female flowers are never on the same stem - they're always found on separate plants.
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