Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2093

Forb
Perennial
Mostly monoecious

Native to North Carolina, naturalized in Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in bottomland forests & edges, particularly over limestone, per Weakley's Flora

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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 gracilis   FAMILY Urticaceae

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Urtica gracilis

 

COMMON NAME:
American Stinging Nettle