Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1571

Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon in Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in disturbed areas, primarily in calcareous soils, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
Petals absent
4 stamens in staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Urtica dioica   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Urtica dioica ssp. dioica   FAMILY Urticaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 059-02-001:
Urtica dioica   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Urtica dioica var. dioica

 

COMMON NAME:
European Stinging Nettle, Great Nettle