Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2199

Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

Look for it in rich moist soil, usually on floodplains, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/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 chamaedryoides   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Urtica chamaedryoides   FAMILY Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 059-02-002:
Urtica chamaedryoides   FAMILY Urticaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Weak Nettle, Dwarf Stinging Nettle


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_urch3_001_lvd

        

image of Urtica chamaedryoides

Keith Bradley    kab_u_chamaedryoides_2423

March    Calhoun County    SC

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

image of Urtica chamaedryoides

Keith Bradley    kab_u_chamaedryoides_2442

March    Calhoun County    SC

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

image of Urtica chamaedryoides

Keith Bradley    kab_u_chamaedryoides_2457

March    Calhoun County    SC

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

image of Urtica chamaedryoides

Keith Bradley    kab_u_chamaedryoides_2458

March    Calhoun County    SC

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Stinging trichomes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Urtica chamaedryoides

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_u_chamaedryoides_2

March        

Leaf blades usually widest below middle or near base; margins serrate, per Flora of North America.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE False Nettle, Wood Nettle and Stinging Nettle

image of Urtica chamaedryoides

JK Marlow    jkm180408_270

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Urtica chamaedryoides

JK Marlow    jkm180408_273

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Flowers in small, often compact, nearly spherical clusters, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Urtica chamaedryoides

JK Marlow    jkm180408_278

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Urtica chamaedryoides

JK Marlow    jkm180408_281

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Slender annual, 0.5-1.6m tall, frequently supported by other plants, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Urtica chamaedryoides

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmuchamaedryoides_mcc2

April    McCormick County    SC

image of Urtica chamaedryoides

JK Marlow    jkm150519_097099c

May    Calhoun County    SC

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Leaf base nearly cordate to rounded, sometimes cuneate in distal leaves, per Flora of North America.