Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 10 taxa in the family Urticaceae, Nettle family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Canada Wood-nettle
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Laportea canadensis   FAMILY: Urticaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Laportea canadensis   FAMILY: Urticaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Laportea canadensis 059-01-001   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Look for it in moist, nutrient-rich forests, esp abundant in cove forests in the Mountains & bottomlands in the Piedmont

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: West Indian Wood Nettle
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Laportea aestuans   FAMILY: Urticaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Laportea aestuans   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Waif(s)

Non-native

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: European Stinging Nettle, Great Nettle
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Urtica dioica ssp. dioica   FAMILY: Urticaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Urtica dioica ssp. dioica   FAMILY: Urticaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Urtica dioica 059-02-001   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Look for it in bottomlands, roadsides, other disturbed areas, primarily in calcareous soils

Rare, as well as waif(s)

Non-native: Europe

 


drawing of Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis, American Stinging Nettle, Slender Nettle need picture of leaf or frond of Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis, American Stinging Nettle, Slender Nettle need picture of flower of Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis, American Stinging Nettle, Slender Nettle need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis, American Stinging Nettle, Slender Nettle need picture of fruit of Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis, American Stinging Nettle, Slender Nettle
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speaker icon Common Name: American Stinging Nettle, Slender Nettle
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis   FAMILY: Urticaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis   FAMILY: Urticaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Urtica dioica 059-02-001?   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Look for it in bottomland forests and edges, particularly over limestone or mafic rocks

Rare

Native to North Carolina, naturalized in Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Weak Nettle, Dwarf Stinging Nettle, Heartleaf Nettle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Urtica chamaedryoides   FAMILY: Urticaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Urtica chamaedryoides   FAMILY: Urticaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Urtica chamaedryoides 059-02-002   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Look for it in rich moist soil, usually on floodplains

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC (notable sites include Stevens Ck & Congaree Swamp

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: False Nettle
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Boehmeria cylindrica   FAMILY: Urticaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Boehmeria cylindrica   FAMILY: Urticaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Boehmeria cylindrica 059-03-001   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Look for it in swamp forests, bottomlands, bogs, tidal marshes, other marshes, other wetlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Ramie
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Boehmeria nivea   FAMILY: Urticaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Boehmeria nivea   FAMILY: Urticaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Boehmeria nivea 059-03-002   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, on waste ground

Rare

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Florida Pellitory
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Parietaria floridana   FAMILY: Urticaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Parietaria floridana   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Look for it on coastal shores, sometimes weedy in calcareous situations

Rare in Coastal Plain, a waif elsewhere

Native to the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Greenfruit Clearweed, Richweed, Coolwort, Canadian Clearweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pilea pumila   FAMILY: Urticaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Pilea pumila var. pumila   FAMILY: Urticaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pilea pumila 059-05-001   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Look for it in swamp forests, bottomlands, freshwater marshes, tidal marshes, disturbed wet ground

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Rockweed, Artillery Weed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pilea microphylla   FAMILY: Urticaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pilea microphylla   FAMILY: Urticaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pilea microphylla 059-05-003   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Look for it on old rock and brick walls, in urban areas, hammocks

Rare in Coastal Plain, a waif elsewhere

Non-native? original distribution obscure

 


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