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These are the
female flowers up top.
FAMILY: Nettle Family (Urticaceae)
DESCRIPTION: A thick-stemmed plant with stinging
hairs and leaves 3 - 8" long, ovate and coarsely
toothed. The female flowers (shown right) are in
spindly clusters at the top and the male (below) in
short clusters in the lower leaf axils. The plant
grows from 1 - 4' tall.
FLOWERS: July to September
HABITAT: Low, moist rich woods and streambanks.
OTHER INFORMATION: The similar Stinging Nettle are in
shorter groups up the plant and its leaves are
heart-shaped where it attaches to the stem. Even
though this is not the Stinging Nettle, it still
flowers have no petals, forming large
clusters in between the leaves