Urtica urens, a herbaceous annual plant species of the genus Urtica that abounds in the mountainous region of Zagori in Northern Greece. It can be found almost everywhere, by the paths, treks, gardens, meadows …
Urtica urens, commonly known as annual nettle, dwarf nettle, small nettle, dog nettle or burning nettle, is a herbaceous annual plant species of the genus Urtica. It is native to Eurasia and it can be found in North America and New Zealand as an introduced species. This species belongs to the Urticaceae family.
It is used in Greece in cooking, tea, and traditional medicine for treatment of disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract, gastrointestinal tract, locomotor system, skin, cardio-vascular system, hemorrhage, flu, rheumatism and gout.
Can be collected in the mountains of Epirus in the Zagori region, within the National Park of Vikos-Aoos, during spring time. A smaller and rarer subspecies can be found in higher altitudes of about 1500m during spring and autumn.