Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Urtica dioica Linnaeus subsp. gracilis (Aiton) Selander
(Stinging Nettle)

Family: Urticaceae

Status: Native

Urtica gracilis Aiton

Urtica dioica subsp. gracilis has lanceolate leaves which are green on top. It is found along streambeds in the more northern part of the Gila National Forest. Its stems sting hikers as they move through dense stands of these plants.
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Urtica dioica subsp. gracilis, photo Russ Kleinman, Catron County, Little Creek, Apr. 28, 2008

Urtica dioica subsp. gracilis, branched inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, Richard Felger & Leith Young, Aug. 1, 2009

Urtica dioica subsp. gracilis, 1x macro of inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Cherry Creek Campground, July 22, 2010

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