Urtica dioica

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Stinging Nettles: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Urtica dioica
Stinging Nettles (Urtica dioica): An uncommon herb with modified hairs equipped with defensive chemicals. Found in open forests and meadows.

A collections mapped in ARCTOS, mostly from the northern part of the region (Juneau/Hoonah north), but also from Baranof Island, and a collection from the southern mainland between Ketchikan and Hyder.

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Other References

  • Muller: gen; moist open areas, meadows
  • Hall 2010: "Meadows, moist, open areas, in abundance among fern, alder, or willow on steep mountain slopes. Common."

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