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stinging nettle
Urtica dioica
stinging nettle Nettle Family
Urtica dioica Urticaceae
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English common name
  •stinging nettle
Spanish common names
  •ortiga mayor
  •ortiga verde
accepted scientific name
  •Urtica dioica L.
rules for finding collection records
  •Urtica dioica (30)
family name
Image Author: ©2009 Keir Morse
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: No obvious petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is 0.1 to 0.2 inches
Leaf: Opposite, Simple
Plant Observed last week of October thru 1st week of May

How Likely at this Location (18%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
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