Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Urtica dioica L. subsp. gracilis (Aiton) Selander image
Photographer: Janice Stiefel           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Derek Anderson

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Hugh H. Iltis

Hugh H. Iltis

Kurt Stüber

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Paul Skawinski

Robert Bierman

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann

Kurt Stüber
Family Urticaceae
Urtica dioica L. subsp. gracilis (Aiton) Selander
stinging nettle
Urtica: from Latin uro, "I burn," alluding to the nettle's sting
dioica: Greek for "two houses"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1 1/2 '-6' tall forb with stinging hairs, often forming large colonies
Flower: cream, tiny, 4-parted; inflorescence branched, many-flowered, long clusters from the upper leaf axils; blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:oval, dry seed
Leaf:toothed, opposite, lance-like with a sharp point, short-stalked
Habitat: wet to dry; disturbed sites
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Urtica californica Greene
Urtica cardiophylla Rydb.
Urtica dioica L. var. angustifolia Schltdl.
Urtica dioica L. var. californica (Greene) C.L.Hitchc.
Urtica dioica L. var. gracilis (Aiton) Roy L.Taylor & MacBryde
Urtica dioica L. var. lyallii (S.Watson) C.L.Hitchc.
Urtica dioica L. var. procera (Muhl. ex Willd.) Wedd.
Urtica gracilis Aiton
Urtica lyallii S.Watson
Urtica lyallii S.Watson var. californica (Greene) Jeps.
Urtica major H.P.Fuchs
Urtica procera Muhl. ex Willd.
Urtica serra auct. non Blume
Urtica strigosissima Rydb.
Urtica viridis Rydb.

         
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