Nettle Photo
Outdoor Plants
Health Rating
Sometimes Treats
Latin Name
Urtica dioica


Also known as stinging nettle, common nettle, and nettle leaf, nettle is a herbaceous flowering plant native to temperate areas in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, is now found all over the world. Nettles can grow up to 7 feet tall in summer. The leaves are green and serrated with deeply ridged veins. Both the leaves and stems have very fine hairs and when touched, the hairs break off while releasing histamine into its victim causing severe pain.

For Your Pet

Rabbits can actually eat fresh and dried nettles as they appear to be immune to the nettle hairs. This plant is safe for rabbits to eat but should be used with caution, and should never replace any part of their regular diet.


This plant may be a good treat for your pet, however be careful handling this plant and do not feed your pet too much as it may cause upset stomach.