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Urtica dioica

Urtica dioica L.

 

Stinging Nettle, Common Nettle

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderUrticalesIncludes cannabis, nettles, mulberries, elms, others
FamilyUrticaceaeNettle family
GenusUrticaFrom uro, “I burn,” alluding to the nettle’s sting
SpeciesdioicaDioecious, having male and female flowers on separate plants

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Urtica dioica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Sep 2013.

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Urtica dioica (Stinging Nettle, Common Nettle)

9/1/2013 · Trail Near James River, Midlothian, VA
≈ 5 × 8" (13 × 19 cm)

Urtica dioica (Stinging Nettle, Common Nettle)

9/1/2013 · Trail Near James River, Midlothian, VA
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 15 cm)

Urtica dioica (Stinging Nettle, Common Nettle)

9/1/2013 · Trail Near James River, Midlothian, VA
≈ 7 × 9" (18 × 23 cm)

Urtica dioica (Stinging Nettle, Common Nettle)

9/1/2013 · Trail Near James River, Midlothian, VA
≈ 1¾ × 2" (4.7 × 5.6 cm)

Urtica dioica (Stinging Nettle, Common Nettle)

9/1/2013 · Trail Near James River, Midlothian, VA
≈ 6 × 9" (16 × 23 cm)

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