Common nettle is an annual weed with short stinging bristles on it's stems and leaves.
Annual nettle is the common weed form but there is also a perennial nettle that has a rhizomatous root system and grows in clumps.
Nettle is an erect annual weed that grows up to 60cm tall, with short stinging bristles on the stems and leaves.
Nettle is usually found in waste areas of gardens, coastal cliffs and under trees. It is most common in the North Island (except for North Auckland and Taranaki) and in parts of the South Island.
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