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(Plants) a nettle which yields a flax-like fibre
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Noun1.urtica - a nettle yielding fiber resembling flaxUrtica - a nettle yielding fiber resembling flax
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Urticaceae, nettle family, Urticaceae - a family of plants of order Urticales including many nettles with stinging hairs
stinging nettle, Urtica dioica - perennial Eurasian nettle established in North America having broad coarsely toothed leaves with copious stinging hairs
Roman nettle, Urtica pipulifera - annual European nettle with stinging foliage and small clusters of green flowers
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Weed species counted included burning nettle (Urtica urens), common purslane (Portulaca oleracea), hairy nightshade (Solanum physalifolium), shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris), common groundsel (Senecio vulgaris), common mallow (Malva neglecta) and annual sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus).
Nitrogenous places are indicated by the presence of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) and small nettle (Urtica urens).
El presente trabajo informa los resultados de un experimento que evalua la capacidad de fitorremediacion de cinco plantas andinas: Solanum nitidum, Brassica rapa, Fuertesimalva echinata, Urtica urens y Lupinus ballianus, en suelos contaminados con plomo, zinc y cadmio.
Urtica urens L., used for treating cancer, stomach, intestine pain, inflammation, liver diseases [28].
It's based on the principle of treating like with like - for example, urtica urens, from the stinging nettle, is used to treat skin rashes.