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Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Urticaceae
Family Common Name: Nettle family
Scientific Name: Urtica dioica L.
Common Name: Stinging nettle
Species Code: URTDIO
General Distribution: U. dioica is a circumboreal species found throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Propagule Processing: Seeds exhibit physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds afterripened in dry storage and are warm stratified. Seeds germinate at 20/15 C in light.
References: Grime, J. P., Mason, G., Curtis, A. V., Rodman, J., Band, S. R.,Mowforth, M. A. G., Neal, A. M. and Shaw, S. (1981). A comparative study of germination characteristics in a local flora. J. Ecol. 69, 1017-1059.
In:Baskin, C and Baskin, J. Chapter 10 Table 10.18 In: Seeds: Biogeography, Ecology and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination, Academic Press,1998. 666 pages.

Baskin, Carol C.; Baskin, Jerry M. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of container Urtica dioica L. plants; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 31 August 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.