Prostrate to erect perennial herb with semi-succulent stems.
1 metre wide to 40 cm high
Dark green elliptic to egg-shaped leaves with 4-6 rounded teeth per side, 15-50mm x 10-35mm. Upper surface shiny.
Flowers are in clusters, small(4-6 mm) and translucent white. Male and female flowers separate on the same plant. Clusters of insignificant flowers, female usually below male clusters. Stem hairy.
November to February
Fruiting-head globular from 3-5 mm diameter with hairs. Green.
From seed or transplanting
Naturally occurring plant in moist shaded forest. Common to the Eastern states of Australia.
Common, not threatened
Does not have the stinging hairs as found on the forest nettles.
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