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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis   FAMILY Urticaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 059-02-001?:
Urtica dioica   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Urtica gracilis

 

COMMON NAME:
American Stinging Nettle, Slender Nettle


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image of Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis, American Stinging Nettle, Slender Nettle

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_urgr3_001_lvd

        

 

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) 059-02-001?:
Urtica dioica   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Urtica gracilis

 

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2093

Forb
Perennial
Mostly monoecious

Native to North Carolina, naturalized in Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Habitat: Bottomland forests and edges, particularly over limestone or mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stinging trichomes present

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves are subtended by stipules.

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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